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Lawers Munrso

18 August 2016
A guided day hiking over the 7 Munros in the Lawers range. Emma and John were leading, here's Emm'a tale...

photo 2 A superb day traversing the 7 Munros of the Lawers range. It was a midgy start whilst John and Laura kindly shuttled everyone up to the top of the road above the dam with the midges staying with us on the way up the first Munro, Meall Choire a'Leith. The walk onto Meall Corrianich gave some breaks in the cloud across the glen, though Ben Lawers remained stubbornly in the mist. We enjoyed some refreshment, before the drop to the high bealach where John led a small number of the group round the north side of Beinn Ghlas and onto Lawers. Everyone else took in the summit of Beinn Ghlas before regrouping for a well-earned lunch stop on the top of Ben Lawers, the 10th highest mountain in the country.

photo 2 We enjoyed the ridge walk onto An Stuc, and were rewarded with some sunshine and wonderful views to Lochan nan Cat and back to Lawers. The descent from An Stuc is notoriously steep, with an awkward step halfway down, happy that the rocks were dry everyone scrambled carefully down the slope before climbing Meall Garbh, our 6th Munro of the day. From Meall Garbh, Meall Greigh looks surprisingly far away, however, it is a relatively easy high-level walk to reach it. The views looking back along the ridge were magical. We made the most of the final Munro of the day with lots of photos before the long grassy descent back into the glen and out to the road near the Lawers Hotel. It was a real sense of achievement to traverse all 7 Munros in one day and there were some very happy and very tired hillwalkers who were returned to their cars by Steven at the end of the day.

More photos are here on Flickr.

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