Beinn Ghlas (1103 m/3619 ft) and Ben Lawers (1214 m/3983 ft), August 2008
Aaron, Andrew, Barry, Bill, Florian, George, Heather, Jim, John, Lynn, Paul, Richard, Robert, Russell, Stefan, Tobias and Trevor
- NTS car park (430 m - approx.) >
- Beinn Ghlas (Munro No. 47) - SSW ridge >
- Descend to col between Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers (1000 m - approx) >
- Ben Lawers (Munro No. 10) >
- Descend from col via gently sloping track skirting Beinn Ghlas (Coire Odhar) >
- NTS car park
NTS car park - Beinn Ghlas in the background (centre).
Setting off - destination on the right (Photos copyright Richard).
Gaining height on the gently inclined lower slopes of Beinn Ghlas.
Views of Beinn Ghlas during the ascent.
On track for Beinn Ghlas (Copyright Stefan).
Congregating on the first minor peak on the way to Beinn Ghlas summit.
The second minor peak just before reaching Beinn Ghlas summit (Copyright Heather).
View towards Beinn Ghlas summit.
Approaching the summit of Beinn Ghlas (Copyright Stefan).
On the summit of Beinn Ghlas (Copyright Stefan).
Coming off Beinn Ghlas - descending to the col between Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers (Upper photo copyright Richard, lower copyright Stefan).
In the col between Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers during ascent (Copyright Jim).
Powering up Ben Lawers' summit slope (Upper photo copyright Andy, lower copyright Richard).
Taking in the views before the final push for Ben Lawers' summit (Lower photo copyright Heather).
The final push towards Ben Lawers' summit (Copyright Lynn).
The final few metres to gain Ben Lawers' summit (Upper photo copyright Jim, lower copyright Lynn).
On the summit of Ben Lawers - summit trig. point (Copyright Lynn).
On the summit of Ben Lawers - summit cairn (Copyright Andy).
Looking across at the summit of Ben Lawers from the other side of the approach route (Copyright Tobias).
Beinn Ghlas viewed from the summit slopes of Ben Lawers.
Descending from Ben Lawers' summit (Copyright Richard).
In the col between Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas during descent (Upper photo copyright Stefan, lower copyright Jim).
Descending from the col on the track which gently contours around Beinn Ghlas (Photos copyright Richard).
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.