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Ben Lawers

Route: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 27/03/2011

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 10km

Ascent: 968m

After we had trained our legs yesterday on Ben Ledi we felt us fit for the first Munro of the year.
Ben Lawers was the one and may be we will extend the route over the ridge to An Stuc.
Fortunately the car park wasn't as busy as yesterday at Ben Ledi there were only 4 cars on it.
We start enthusiastic on the walk and looking ahead for the summit. On the Way we have to realise that a Munro is a bit higher than a Corbet and one walk gives not the fitness to run up the next one.
The path up to Ben Lawers is good but a long steep going speciality for our Berlin lowland legs.
Until Beinn Ghlas we lost a lot of our energy but the views were great and we enjoyed the whole way up.
The summit of Ben Lawers was most of the time covered in clouds with only some clear breaks. We hope that it will clears up when we reach top. The final ascent to the Summit goes through some snowfields and the wind getting stronger and was very chilly. On the top it was cloudy :( , cold and very unpleasent so we take only a quick photo ad turning back.
Our original plan to extend the route was given up because we were a bit exhausted and the ridge looked very unfriendly in the cloudy cold conditions.
On the the way back we have had near the summit of Beinn Ghlas a cup of tea in a wind sheltered sunny place enjoying the sun with a view back to the now clear summit of Ben Lawers.

Beinn Ghlas from the start
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View down towards Loch Tay
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On Beinn Ghlas
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The way to the final ascent
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freezing summit
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Moutain skyline looking NW
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Mountains SW towards Killin (zoomed)
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Panorama
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It was a great day out. :D

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2011

Trips: 3
Distance: 24.25 km
Ascent: 1728m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1

2010

Trips: 15
Distance: 122 km
Ascent: 2481m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 2


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