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Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also sunshine

Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also sunshine


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:19 pm

Route description: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, Meall Corranaich

Date walked: 01/08/2016

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 1140m

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I had to curtail my Inchnadamph adventure as my Grand kids were up visiting from Nottingham, but at least I knew already the weather was to be a lot better on the Monday and Tuesday so something would be done. I had identified a visit to the Ben Lawers group which gave us lots of various options. Abbey my Grandaughter had done three Munros and Harris my Grandson twelve.
Beinn Ghlas was to be first with Ben Lawers following with us heading for the bye pass from the bealach which gave us the possibility of doing Meall Corranaich and doubling Abbey's total.

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It's a well worn path all the way. After leaving the car park on the West side of the road cross the road and take the well made up path opposite
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Early on we pass Isabella on her first Munro but shortly afterwards we see her getting a piggy back from members of her group, no doubt all will take their turn in good time. Hi again Isabella, I told you you would get a mention, hope you all enjoyed your day on the hill
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Time for Abbey to have a slight shoe adjustment before any blisters start
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A quick water stop as it's becoming quite warm, bit of a change from the weather encountered at Inchnadamph at the weekend
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Harris heading on up the path with Meall nan Tarmachan in the distance
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Abbey racing ahead with Beinn Ghlas behind
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The grand kids pose with Beinn Ghlas behind
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Another drink stop , making good time
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The steeper final climb to the summit
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The summit of Beinn Ghlas reached in 1hour 15mins
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Summit photo with Ben Lawers behind
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At the bealach where there is the start of the bye pass around the back of Beinn Ghlas, with the Belguim family we met on the summit earlier
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Thanks for taking our picture and hope you all enjoyed your day on the Scottish mountains, we were so lucky with the weather, could not have been better, Hi again if your reading this.
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The pair with Beinn Ghlas in the background. Very near the top of Ben Lawers
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Two hours ten minutes to the summit, now for a bite to eat and a look around for all those views. Time to pick up some discarded orange peel and the skin of a fig, some people!
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Harris and Abbey at the trig point, no problem at all and still plenty of energy left
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View over Loch Tay
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On the way down with Beinn Ghlas and Meall Corranaich on the right
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Further down looking at the bye pass
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At the spot where the decision was made 'Let's go for it' so Meall Corranaich here we come
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Summit of the third Corbett in 3hours 15mins
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Happy Harris and Abbey on the summit cairn, now for heading back
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Remains of the old fence line
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Back on the bye pass between Beinn Ghlas and Meall Corranaich
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:20 pm

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At the very start in the Car Park
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby Sunset tripper » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:15 am

Nice one Rod. Brilliant time you did these in too :D
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:22 am

Sunset tripper wrote:Nice one Rod. Brilliant time you did these in too :D


Thanks Sunset tripper, what can I say, what a day. It was so good to get a dry day after both above and on the ground, and I was so pleased to have the the family see what fabulous views you get on the hills when you get the weather, superb. Hopefully they have time to do another one before they leave to go down South.
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby M4RTIN » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:06 am

Rod,
It's well documented how much fun our meets can be :wink: , and what a good group we have, when we get together.

That said, theses are the days that really count...
Out in the hills, fresh air, (hopefully) enjoying the views, with the family.
Great example to your grandkids; just keep those Inchnadamph photographs under (not on top of) the table. :wink:

Martin
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby Borderhugh » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:21 am

No doubt your enthusiasm for the hills Rod is rubbing off on them! :clap:
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:10 pm

M4RTIN wrote:Rod,
It's well documented how much fun our meets can be :wink: , and what a good group we have, when we get together.

That said, theses are the days that really count...
Out in the hills, fresh air, (hopefully) enjoying the views, with the family.
Great example to your grandkids; just keep those Inchnadamph photographs under (not on top of) the table. :wink:

Martin


Your right Martin, these days are very special when your offspring are with you. And yes I will do as you suggest :wink:
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:10 pm

Borderhugh wrote:No doubt your enthusiasm for the hills Rod is rubbing off on them! :clap:


Hi Hugh, I hope so, fingers crossed. :D
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby martin.h » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:14 pm

Hi Rod,
Great day you had, Its good to get the young 'uns out in the hills, much better than them sitting glued to a play station or x.box, whatever they're called :lol: and, SUNSHINE!, what's that????? :shock:
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:05 pm

martin.h wrote:Hi Rod,
Great day you had, Its good to get the young 'uns out in the hills, much better than them sitting glued to a play station or x.box, whatever they're called :lol: and, SUNSHINE!, what's that????? :shock:


Hi Martin, glad both of them like the outdoors! What a difference a bit of sun makes with views as well, cannot get better. How are you these days? Still getting up the hills, and when's your next visit up the Scottish hills?
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby Fifelass » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:47 am

Fab Report Rod and a big well done to your grandkids! Made it in a fabulous time as well. Took me much longer to get the 2 than you done the 3 in!! great photos too, brings back memories for me. you must be the fittest family on here haha!
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Re: Ben Lawers and others with the family, and yes also suns

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:36 am

Fifelass wrote:Fab Report Rod and a big well done to your grandkids! Made it in a fabulous time as well. Took me much longer to get the 2 than you done the 3 in!! great photos too, brings back memories for me. you must be the fittest family on here haha!


Hi Fifelass, it was a great day out, unfortunately we did not get our wild camp in afterwards but there is always another day. Put it this way nobody passed us :lol: :lol: But I'm always willing to go the speed of the slowest and in this case it was me :lol:
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