Ben Lawers from Craggantoul

Ben Lawers circuit
Saturday 17th March

The Moray Club have had many Burns night celebrations -
but a weekend in March is a tad late

No camping this time -  but luxury accommodation
 on the shores of Loch Tay.
Craggantoul (stony barn) exceeded all our expectations
Craggantoul sits on the shores of Loch Tay.
 Ben Lawers looked fab with it's wee cap of snow.
Nice to be able to see the hill top from your house.
Brilliant blue skies
 There had been a keen frost, so the strong sunshine was welcome
gearing up in the sun....
 Bill, wrapped up was cold in the shadow it me or is it pretty cold?
 Elizabeth and Jim had plans for low level exploration.
'Aberfeldy coffee shop here we come'
 It was an effort to leave Craggantoul.
South facing, it soaked up the warm sun.
Craggantoul is no 'stony barn'!
 With an access track from our doorstep we made good speed to the
tiny dam in the corrie of Lochan nan Cat.
 We donned winter gear - the dam is at 2000 feet 
and it was cold in the breeze.
Julie, Dee, Ron and David
Ron and Dee gave instructions to each other 
on how best to cross the river!
Dee just loves river crossings
 Our first summit was Meall Garbh, looking an easy grassy walk.
Well it was, but we managed to find the craggy bits.
Its a unique skill to make an easy day more challenging.
David & Andy striding out to Meall Garbh
 We split into two (and a half) groups - 
with different walking speeds and objectives.
Julie, Roni & Dee formed the club ladies section
Who went where?
read on.....

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