Showing posts from April, 2009

Stob Glas

Looking Down from Stob Glas (Left) and Looking towards An Caisteal I had decided this time to spend a few days camping in the area with a couple of friends at Bein Glas farm at Inverarnan, situated a few miles south of Crianlarich. During this wee holiday on the Wednesday we had decided to try a hill walk. I had fancied An Caisteal, mainly because it was one of the few Munros in the area I was still to climb. The route that was planned from the camp site took us longer than we had anticipated. We ended up ascending Stob Glas is a hill measuring 708m in height, which took us about 4 hours. The terrain was quite boggy in places although it did stay clear enough to get a good picture of An Caisteal.

Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

There's nothing like an Easter Sunday walk to bring the crowds out. With that in mind I was determined to start early from the National Trust visitor centre. Having arrived there before 9 am, I found the car park practically empty bar a couple of other enthusiastic people. Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers are the highest Munros in the Lawers range sitting at 1103m and 1214m respectively. They are also one of the easier Munros to complete for a couple of reasons. First off the National Trust car park that is the starting point of the climb is situated at over 400m above sea level. Secondly there is a well defined track from the centre all the way up the two Munros makes progress steady going even in bad conditions. The weather during this walk was on the bright side, dare I say it could have almost been mistaken for summer if it hadn’t been for the smattering of snow at the top of Ben Lawers. I managed to ascend Beinn Ghlas in 1 hour 28mins and was at the top of Ben Lawers in just over 2