Beinn Ghlas (1103 m/3619 ft) and Ben Lawers (1214 m/3983 ft), August 2008

Present:
Aaron, Andrew, Barry, Bill, Florian, George, Heather, Jim, John, Lynn, Paul, Richard, Robert, Russell, Stefan, Tobias and Trevor

Route:

Photos:
NTS car park - Beinn Ghlas in the background (centre).
Image: Gathering in NTS car park


Setting off - destination on the right (Photos copyright Richard).
Image: Setting off
Image: Setting off photo 2


Gaining height on the gently inclined lower slopes of Beinn Ghlas.
Image: Gaining height


Views of Beinn Ghlas during the ascent.
Image: Beinn Ghlas summit ahead
Image: Beinn Ghlas summit ahead


On track for Beinn Ghlas (Copyright Stefan).
Image: Beinn Ghlas track


Congregating on the first minor peak on the way to Beinn Ghlas summit.
Image: Beinn Ghlas 1st minor peak


The second minor peak just before reaching Beinn Ghlas summit (Copyright Heather).
Image: Beinn Ghlas 2nd minor peak


View towards Beinn Ghlas summit.
Image: Beinn Ghlas summit ahead


Approaching the summit of Beinn Ghlas (Copyright Stefan).
Image: Approaching Beinn Ghlas summit


On the summit of Beinn Ghlas (Copyright Stefan).
Image: Beinn Ghlas summit


Coming off Beinn Ghlas - descending to the col between Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers (Upper photo copyright Richard, lower copyright Stefan).
Image: approaching the col between Ghlas and Lawers
Image: approaching the col between Ghlas and Lawers photo 2


In the col between Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers during ascent (Copyright Jim).
Image: col


Powering up Ben Lawers' summit slope (Upper photo copyright Andy, lower copyright Richard).
Image: Beinn Lawers summit slopes
Image: Beinn Lawers summit slopes photo 2


Taking in the views before the final push for Ben Lawers' summit (Lower photo copyright Heather).
Image: Final push for Ben Lawers' summit ahead
Image: Final push for Ben Lawers' summit ahead - photo 2


The final push towards Ben Lawers' summit (Copyright Lynn).
Image: Ben Lawers' summit push 1


The final few metres to gain Ben Lawers' summit (Upper photo copyright Jim, lower copyright Lynn).
Image: Ben Lawers' summit push 3
Image: Ben Lawers' summit push 4


On the summit of Ben Lawers - summit trig. point (Copyright Lynn).
Image: Ben Lawers' summit trig point


On the summit of Ben Lawers - summit cairn (Copyright Andy).
Image: Ben Lawers' summit cairn


Looking across at the summit of Ben Lawers from the other side of the approach route (Copyright Tobias).
Image: Ben Lawers' summit push 2


Beinn Ghlas viewed from the summit slopes of Ben Lawers.
Image: Beinn Ghlas from Lawers


Descending from Ben Lawers' summit (Copyright Richard).
Image: Lawers summit descent


In the col between Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas during descent (Upper photo copyright Stefan, lower copyright Jim).
Image: col during descent
Image: col during descent 2


Descending from the col on the track which gently contours around Beinn Ghlas (Photos copyright Richard).
Image: Coming off Ben Lawers
Image: Coming off Ben Lawers

Notes: A straight-forward walk, mostly on good paths which can be steep in places. A minor rock scramble (for some) gains the summit of Ben Lawers. All summited Beinn Ghlas. 16/17 gained both Munro summits. An excellent trip despite torrential rain in Scotland over the previous couple of days.

Thanks to Andy, Heather, Jim, Lynn, Richard, Stefan and Tobias for allowing me to use a few of their photos.