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Manchester Indoor Ice Wall
Friday 1st December at 8:30am
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Nottingham Indoor Wall Monday 16th October 4pm
Just to prove we actually did some walking
The Ben Lawers 5
On the Saturday Steve and Martin led a group along the Ben Lawers 5. After everyone introduced themselves we set of along a good path to the top of our first Munro (Beinn Ghlas).
After bagging our first Munro of the day we carried on along the ridge to Ben Lawers (the 10th highest Munro). As we ascended we looked back only to see Damo and Fabian's groups on the top of their 2nd Munro(Meall Corranaich). Damo was doing the Ben Lawers 7 and Fabian allegedly just the two - but his evil bagging instincts took over later.
At the top of Ben Lawers we all sat down and watched Damo's group been beasted down the side of Meall Corranaich ready to ascend Beinn Ghlas.
An Stuc added a bit more interest to the route as we descended down a small grade 1 scrambling section of the back of the peak. The weather was awesome with broken cloud and plenty of sun. As we walked along most of the group got involved with the navigation, learning how to read maps, take bearings and time and pace distances.
Our 4th Munro of the day was taking in with considerable ease, we were well ahead of the estimated time and so there was no need to rush the last 2 peaks. With plenty of breaks taken as we bimbled along the day couldn't have been much better.
Meall Greigh was the final Munro of the day (and probably the most boring). A long gentle inclined ridge led to the summit which was in cloud by this point in the day. After posing for a picture bearings were taken and we dropped of the side of the mountain and walked directly to the pub in the village of Lawers.
The Ben Lawers 2 ... and another one
Fabian led an eager group of four to bag the two north-easterly Munros on the Ben Lawers range. Damo was going for the seven and Fabian was allegedly going to take it at an easier pace. However, seeing all the clag at the top made the noble decision to let Damo do the navigation, and beasted his group up the flanks of Meall a' Choire Leith in hot persuit.
The ridge between the two Munros however was a lot easier and before long we were getting stunning views of the back of Ben Lawers.
At the summit of Meall Corranaich, we realised that most of the clag was clearing providing a stunning panorama. Including a great view of the notched ridge of Meall nan Tarmachan. This caused a chemical imbalance in Fabian's head and brought on a chronic attack of evil bagger.
We were joined by Simon and I managed to convince him, Martin and Chris that they really wanted to walk up Tarmachan. They agreed as we had made it to the top of Munro 2 in 2 hours.
Meall nan Tarmachan
Did I not sell my walk well enough? Why weren't many interested in a relaxing amble along a nice ridge? Must all be too 'hardcore' I guess. Anyhow the four of us enjoyed ourselves.
Later on that evening, Steve and Fabian cooked what started of as bolognase but was ever after referred to as 'the bloody hot curry'. Perhaps we left it simmering too long while we went out to rescue a Damo in distress?