First Snow on Ben Lawers

Route: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 21/10/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Some fantastic veiws and scenery on my first expedition to Ben Lawers. Had planned to do 3 or 4 but when I got there and relaised just how much snow was on the top, that plan soon had to change!

Started of at the car park filled with diggers and porta-toilets, not exactly appealing. But that soon dissapeared from sight and it was upwards and onwards.

Beinn Ghlas

Looking east to Ben Chonzie (I think?)

Panaoramic Sweep of the veiw behind as you walk up Beinn Ghlas

Reached the top of Beinn Ghlas an hour and a half after I set off, and had the top to myself for lunch :)

Sun poking through

Summit of Beinn Ghlas looking over to Meall Corranaich

The cloud and snow shower finally passed and I got my first view of Ben Lawers.

Ben Lawers

Back along the ridge

Looking back at Meall Corraniach and Beinn Ghlas

Loch Tay

Another hour and a half and I was to the top of Ben Lawers. Simply stunning veiws once the clouds cleared and the blues started to show :)

Looking north to An Stuc and Lochan nan Cat

Awesome day out and practically the whole place to myself. Was going to attempt An Stuc but would be struggling for time and it was pretty tough going in the snow, ice and strong wind, so headed back to the car.

Stopped off along the way for some shots of Loch Tay at sunset.

Loch Tay

Loch Tay and Ben Lawers

Loch Tay and Ben Lawers

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