A stunning, although fresh day awaited me as I parked up at the Ben Lawers visitor centre. After some faffing about, umming and argh'ing whether to do the Tarmachan ridge or Lawers, I decided on the latter. With maybe an out and back over Meall Corranaich too if I had the time. I had also decided to escape the midges and head to the Cairngorms afterwards so I couldn't be off the hill too late for the longish drive over there.
Looking down on the wee dam in the middle of the 'nature reserve'.
A familiar view to Beinn Ghlas.
Once on Beinn Ghlas, the col comes into view together with Creag an Fhithich, and An Stuc.
Meall Corranaich looked quite small from up here!
Down on the col and before the last climb up to Ben Lawers there is a flat bit with a couple of lochans. Wonder how long they last through the summer. Hmmm. Wild camp spot, perhaps!
The path is never hard to follow...
...all the way to the top. Although sunny the wind was bitingly cold and I needed my fleece on.
Lochan nan Cat nestling below An Stuc.
The view down Loch Tay to Kenmore.
Of course getting to the top is one thing, but you have to get home again or it doesn't count! I took the bypass path, seen here as the thin ribbon heading round the shoulder of Beinn Ghlas, as it makes for a great (mostly) circular walk...
...which takes you round to the col with Meall Corranaich.
I don't think it's very well!
Over the col the path runs along the side of Coire Odhar and back to the nature reserve.
What a lovely walk!