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Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas - an amazing day!

Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas - an amazing day!


Postby marktmta » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:07 am

Route description: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 28/10/2018

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11 km

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This is my first report as someone returning to hillwalking after 30 year break - normally I would have waited a little longer before sticking my head above the parapet, but I had to share this one! Rather than write a lot of words, I'll let the photos do the talking..

I was late arriving at the car park, and fortunately someone left just as I was exploring the last line of cars, so thank you white Honda!

The sky was clear, I'd paid my £2, so time to get cracking - I put my head down and started up the well-worn path.

Eventually I got to the snow line, at which point it dawned on me to get out my phone and take a few (or should it be phew - ok, no more puns) photos..

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Looking north from the ridge west of Beinn Ghlas towards Glen Lyon


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Looking east towards the ridge between Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers


I then carried on to the summit of Ben Lawers, to be rewarded with spectacular views - such a contrast to my previous ascent some 33 years ago which even now I remember as unrelentingly cloudy & damp..

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Looking south over Beinn Ghlas (and me)


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East over Loch Tay from Ben Lawers


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North east to Lochan nan Cat


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East, past a snowy trig point


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South again over Beinn Ghlass - sun starting to get a tad low..


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Yep, definitely low..


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Ok, one more..


After that one I really had to step on it, over to Beinn Ghlas and finally arriving back at the car park at 17:15, tired but very happy!
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Re: Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas - an amazing day!

Postby Dunblane Bagger » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:42 pm

What a weekend that was !

We did the Carn Mairg Group of 4 and Beinn Ghlas was looking awesome as we drove past her in the morning.

Well done getting back out there and hope you are bitten again after the amazing day we had on Sunday?
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Re: Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas - an amazing day!

Postby marktmta » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:34 am

Glad you enjoyed the weekend too, good to hear from you!

Absolutely - I was bitten at age 12 and am really just picking up where I left off :)

I saw a report for the walk you did on Sunday (by Maxie23), it looks equally spectacular.
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Re: Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas - an amazing day!

Postby Chris Mac » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:24 pm

Nice one Mark, good to see what the view is like from Ben Lawers as I saw little from the summit when up there recently but it was still a great walk in atmospheric conditions. Well done on getting back out on the hills, where to next? :D
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Re: Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas - an amazing day!

Postby marktmta » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:53 am

Hi Chris, yeah no such thing as a bad day on the hills :) Considering Schiehallion - always fancied it but never quite managed.. How about you?
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