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Lawers - A complete Compleation

Lawers - A complete Compleation


Postby GillC » Wed May 13, 2015 4:54 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lawers

Date walked: 02/05/2015

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 920m

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What can I say,,not my day, but 40 or so peeps showed up for a 'quiet' day out on Lawers for Johns compleation. Epic effort from EVERYONE, kids, first timers, non climbers etc in full winter conditions. We didn't expect what was thrown at us,,but sterling effort and BIG congratulations to Tomsie. Now,,what about the 130 repeats with me???? :lol:

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All set!

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Visiting family


Left the car park with snow falling.

Nice and clear up to and beyond the junction where we skipped off to the left under Beinn Ghlas.

Thickening snow, all around until knee deep,

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Whats that coming over the hill?


Streams of people soldiering up

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Give us a wave

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looking intrepid


Visibility closed down completely,

Winds howling at the bealach and up to the top,

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Posing


Wind chill at the top - minus 14degrees,,Wind speed, FAST!!!! :shock:

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Reaching the top

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Done it!


Slithered our way back down to party party, Well done ALL! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby mrssanta » Sat May 16, 2015 11:30 pm

Well done John looks like a memorable day even if the weather was grim!
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby Beaner001 » Sun May 17, 2015 8:35 am

What a grand turnout in such weather, hats off to all that took part :clap:
Congrats on compleation John, sure you'll have many more repeats for him Gill with the speed your cutting them down :lol:
All the best
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby rockhopper » Sun May 17, 2015 10:26 am

congratulations tomsie :clap: :clap: and well done all - that did look a bit "challenging" - cheers :)
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby scottishkennyg » Sun May 17, 2015 6:50 pm

Congratulations Tomsie..lovely turn out under testing conditions..well done to all for joining you on a special day. :clap:
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby mountain thyme » Sun May 17, 2015 7:33 pm

Congratulations again Tomsie. Great weekend despite the weather. Cracking first pic. I believe that was taken with the monkey :lol:
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby dogplodder » Sun May 17, 2015 8:53 pm

Congratulations Tomsie and well done everyone else on a day like that. :clap:
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby litljortindan » Sun May 17, 2015 10:36 pm

Not your typical May walk. Well done all.
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby teaandpies » Sun May 17, 2015 11:19 pm

Can we have more pictures of the wee sausage dogs? :lol:
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby Jock McJock » Mon May 18, 2015 7:15 am

Well done and congrats again Tomsie!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :D :D
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby Mal Grey » Mon May 18, 2015 11:34 am

Congrats John. What a great way to celebrate such an achievement.
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby quoman » Mon May 18, 2015 8:07 pm

Congratulations again Tomsie, :clap: :clap: what a weekend it was good to meet you family.
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby Tomsie » Mon May 18, 2015 8:25 pm

RTC wrote:Well done to John. Went up Ben Hope with him 3 years ago. May be wrong but I think it was only his 50th Munro so he's had a busy 3 years.


It was my 50th Russel, looking forward to going back and getting some views, what a day that was rained from start to finish :lol: :lol:

Hope your keeping well. 8)

Thanks for the good wishes folks, great day despite the weather.

Wullie think they were more pleased to meet you. :lol:
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 18, 2015 10:14 pm

Well done that man and the 40 other folk who had a blast :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lawers - A complete Compleation

Postby Silverhill » Mon May 18, 2015 10:28 pm

Congratulations Tomsie! :clap:
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