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Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawyers in the clag

Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawyers in the clag


Postby annaguy » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:48 pm

Route description: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 03/11/2019

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 942m

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Today the weather forecast was not the greatest so I decided to go for a shorter solo hike up Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawyers. The path was clear and well maintained. I got some amazing views before walking into the cloud.

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The way up Beinn Ghlas was covered by mist.

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The summit was marked by a small cairn and as it was cold, windy and no views I didn't hang around there for too long.

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After the summit of Beinn Ghlas the clear path continued on the ridge which felt like walking on top of the cloud with just a path emerging from a white fluffy mist.

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After descending to a bealach where a small half frozen lochen marked the lowest point, the rocky path started climbing again.

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The short reasonably steep ascent soon revealed two cairns marking the top of Ben Lawyers.

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There is something magical and eerie about the mist that makes me feel like there path does never end.

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After lunch and and coffee and a few shots of the mist, I started descending back the same route back. At the bealach I took the path to the right descending on the side of the hill.

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I saw the end of the faint rainbow but the sheep got the before me and stole the pot of gold.

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When the walk was almost finished I saw very dark clouds coming, I was very fortunate that the weather played the ball for me so far.

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I had a great time hiking another two Munros now its time for a long drive back to Inverness.
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Re: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawyers in the clag

Postby Grisu » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:14 pm

Thanks for the report, enjoyed reading and the scenic pictures with the mist - makes it almost atmospheric in a very special way!
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Re: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawyers in the clag

Postby annaguy » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:31 pm

Grisu wrote:Thanks for the report, enjoyed reading and the scenic pictures with the mist - makes it almost atmospheric in a very special way!

Thank you Grisu for your reply. It is my first walk report so I was a bit worried if its good enough. Take care. Anna
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