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Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawyers in the clag

Route: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 03/11/2019

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 11km

Ascent: 942m

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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Comments: 2


annaguy


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Location: Inverness
Occupation: nursery nurse
Interests: hiking, sailing, walking, biking, wild camping, rock climbing
Activity: Hill Bagger
Pub: none haha
Mountain: Beinn Alligin
Place: Highlands
Gear: Map
Member: Scottish Woman Hill Walking Group
Camera: compact sony dx100
Ideal day out: I like walking ridges steep ones or grassy flat ones, a bit of scrambling is enjoyable as well on sunny days and more weather challenging days . it doesn't need to be a Munro it can be just a nice hike around some remote place. I tent to climb Munros multiple times for some strange reason.
Ambition: complete 282

Munros: 95
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub 2000: 2



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2019

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 942m
Munros: 2


Joined: Apr 01, 2013
Last visited: Jan 15, 2020
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