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Heads in the Clouds Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas

Route: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 17/05/2017

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 10.5km



Feel free to check out the video, but if not the report is below...

So it was a sunny day (finally) and with uni exams well and truly over we thought we'd squeeze in a couple of munros before heading to Thailand.

We got up at 4:30am and began the long 2.5hr drive down to Loch Tay. We arrived with only 1 other car in the car park and set off at 8am.

The sun was out with patches of cloud but it was warm enough for light fleeces at the bottom.

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We set off at a leisurely pace taking in the views, and soon we got our first look at Beinn Ghlas

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We rose over a few bumps on it's shoulder but nothing too steep

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At this point the wind was picking up and moving some clouds over so we put on our jackets

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We got to the summit of Beinn Ghlas and were surrounded in mist, we also for the first time ever forgot to take summit photos :( but we got it on video so it still counts...

We dipped into the bealach and sat down for some lunch, looking over at Ben Lawers covered in mist.

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The climb up Ben Lawers was steep but if you pace yourself you can make quick work of it.

Overly dramatic summit photos as usual, despite the lack of views

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Contemplating the massive boulders on the way back down

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We got back down to the car park quickly, a bit less than an hour. Despite the weather it was a nice enjoyable hike and the lovely older couple who we met on the way back down congratulating us on finishing the two was really nice :D

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Chloeeh


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Occupation: Student
Interests: Hill Walking Rock Climbing Running Travelling
Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Lochnagar
Place: Glen Muick
Gear: Scarpa Boots
Member: Aberdeen Active

Munros: 40
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 3
Sub 2000: 8



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Statistics

2017

Trips: 4
Distance: 47.5 km
Ascent: 2177m
Munros: 7

2016

Trips: 3
Distance: 51.5 km
Ascent: 2740m
Munros: 5


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Last visited: Aug 06, 2017
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