Saturday, 10 April 2010


Back to the old stomping ground today, Ben Lawers area with Louisa and Simon. They were wanting some familiarisation/navigation training on the Ben lawers range for the annual Kindrochit Challange Quadrathlon in July. This involves a 1km swim in Loch Tay, climbing the Munros of Meall Greigh, meall Garbh, An Stuc, Ben Lawers, Beinn Ghlas, Meall Corranaich and Meall nan Tarmachan then back down to Loch Tay and a 7 mile canoe then rounding off wih a cycle of a mere 34 miles round the loch. The record so far is around 9 hours! Today I took them from Lawers village to Lochan Nan Cat then An Stuc -Tarmachan section. It was a beautiful day, the sun shone all day from dawn to dusk and only a gentle breeze, very warm, t-shirt style all day. The snow has largely dissappeared off most of the hills but Ben lawers still has a good covering above 1100m, especially on the east face.

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