Ben Lawers
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
N 56° 32.699 W 004° 13.264
30V E 424922 N 6267404
Geology has not been kind to Ben Lawers. At 3983ft it falls just short of the magic 4000ft mark. When accurate measurement showed it did fall short, a group of men spent a day in 1878 building a twenty-foot cairn designed to ensure it kept its head above 4000ft. This has not survived the passing years, and would not be counted towards the mountain's height even if it had.
Waymark Code: WM993
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 03/21/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Artemis
Views: 41

Ben Lawers is the highest peak of the range of seven Munros to which it gives its name, and is the 10th highest mountain in the UK. It is the highest mountain in the southern highlands, and the range as a whole is a splendid array of peaks, ridges and corries which occupies a considerable area between Loch Tay and the lower half of Glen Lyon. On the whole these hills are fairly grassy, and such crags as there are tend to be grassy also.

Beinn Ghlas is the nearest of the lower peaks to Ben Lawers. The two are climbed together as Beinn Ghlas lies on the normal route to Ben Lawers. The starting point for these peaks is the carpark at the foot of Coire Odhar on the narrow road between Loch Tay and Glen Lyon. From there follow a well made path north-east to reach the south-west ridge of Beinn Ghlas, which is followed to the summit. The traverse continues along the connecting ridge to Ben Lawers.
Altitude in Feet: 3983

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