I've walked up Ben Lawers five times, and almost made it another once, so this story summarises the main memories from those climbs. However other people may have their own walking story and images, which would be welcome!
There are several ways of climbing Ben Lawers. It is usually tackled from the National Trust for Scotland Car Park, which saves quite a bit of ascent. Although at just under 4000 ft it's one of Scotland's highest summits, it isn't a difficult climb for those who are reasonably fit. The path is well maintained with steeper parts of the route built up as steps.
- I'll remember most the achievement of getting down over An Stuc, which I had dreaded, on the run over the tops
- The worst bit was the time we tried to climb from the visitor centre and were beaten back by cross-winds on the ridge from Beinn Ghlas
- I was surprised to find, on the most recent visit, that the NTS Visitor Centre had been demolished!
- This collection of recollections is a reminder that you can enjoy an individual mountain in many different ways!
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne - updated May 2012< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
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|Location||West of Loch Tay, Highland Perthshire|
|Date walked||1995 etc|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||Requires a good level of fitness and strong walking boots|
|Distance||11km / 7 miles from Visitor Centre|
|Height climbed||800m / 2620 ft approx|
|Time taken||4 hrs|
|Map used||OS Landranger 51: Loch Tay|
|Walk source info||SMC Munros book|
|Getting there||By car via Kenmore (or Killin if coming from the west)|
|Places to stay||Hotels in Kenmore, Killin, Fortingall and beyond.|