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Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers

Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers


Postby BethAtTheHug » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:53 am

Route description: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 18/06/2010

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A stunning, although fresh day awaited me as I parked up at the Ben Lawers visitor centre. After some faffing about, umming and argh'ing whether to do the Tarmachan ridge or Lawers, I decided on the latter. With maybe an out and back over Meall Corranaich too if I had the time. I had also decided to escape the midges and head to the Cairngorms afterwards so I couldn't be off the hill too late for the longish drive over there.

Looking down on the wee dam in the middle of the 'nature reserve'.
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A familiar view to Beinn Ghlas.
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Once on Beinn Ghlas, the col comes into view together with Creag an Fhithich, and An Stuc.
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Meall Corranaich looked quite small from up here!
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Down on the col and before the last climb up to Ben Lawers there is a flat bit with a couple of lochans. Wonder how long they last through the summer. Hmmm. Wild camp spot, perhaps!
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The path is never hard to follow...
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...all the way to the top. Although sunny the wind was bitingly cold and I needed my fleece on.
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Lochan nan Cat nestling below An Stuc.
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The view down Loch Tay to Kenmore.
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Of course getting to the top is one thing, but you have to get home again or it doesn't count! I took the bypass path, seen here as the thin ribbon heading round the shoulder of Beinn Ghlas, as it makes for a great (mostly) circular walk...
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...which takes you round to the col with Meall Corranaich.
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I don't think it's very well!
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Over the col the path runs along the side of Coire Odhar and back to the nature reserve.
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What a lovely walk!
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Re: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers

Postby Sonas » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:53 pm

So thats that's the veiw from the top :D You were luckier with the weather than I was...for the first time ever got blown off my feet at the top and see photo for my reward for the climb up! :D

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View from top of Ben Lawers
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Re: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers

Postby BethAtTheHug » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:23 pm

Ah well! It's been windy and cold both times I've been up there. Good fun tho :)
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