Sunday, 1 September 2013

Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

As I have reduced my blogs from three to one there are sometimes non veg gardening posts.

Yesterday we set a day aside to climb Ben Lawers and the Beinn Ghlas which is on the approach to Ben Lawers.  It was rather too windy and the rain blew in in waves, but we persisted and were glad we did.  It was reassurring that there were plenty of other people on the hillside.

View from the summit of Ben Lawers
 You can see the ridge path between the two summits clearly in the following picture:
Looking down on Beinn Ghlas and Loch Tay
It took us two hours to drive to Loch Tay, 3 hours to climb to the second summit and 1 1/2 hours on the return to the car, with aching limbs (and especially knees).

Ben Lawers the approach to the summit
A memorable day.

From below
It's back to gardening today.


  1. That looks like an amazing hike Mal, such wonderful, rugged country.
    We are smack next to Morvern hills here and really don't make as much use of them as we should.
    Don't worry, we all like to hear of non veggie gardening exploits too. :)

  2. Must have been particularly fierce up there with the winds we're having at the moment. We were at Loch Tay the other weekend - - and the wind was a feature then too.

    Hope you've had a good day at the plot today, tethering things down, no doubt.