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Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas - an amazing day!

Route: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 28/10/2018

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11km

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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marktmta


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Activity: Mountain Walker
Ideal day out: The colder and crisper the better!

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2018

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Munros: 2


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