Sat, 31 Jul|
Get On Yer Hike 5
Experience the beauty and wonder of Ben Lawers.
Time & Location
31 Jul 2021, 08:00
Killin, NTS Office, Lynedoch, Main Street, Killin FK21 8TY, UK
About the Event
Ben Lawers - the tenth highest Munro - is the culminating point of the sprawling range of mountains on the north side of Loch Tay. Its great height is undermined by a high level car park to begin the ascent, and this is one of the most popular hills in Scotland. A second Munro - Beinn Ghlas - is crossed en-route and is barely noticed by many.
Clear path to summit but remember this walk is at a high level and is very exposed to bad weather.
This will be our fifth Get on Your Hike event.
Fitness and Safety
Please note we will be climbing 1-2 Munros with some steep terrain. Distance will be 11-15km. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and walking ability to be able to complete this.
Please do assess your own level of fitness to ensure you are confident you will be able to complete the hike. If you want to build up to this level and would like some shorter hikes let us know and we will see if we can arrange this.
Get On Yer Hike is a community group. By coming on these hike you agree to take full responsibility for your own safety. You will have and require the correct kit and knowledge to navigate munros safely without causing harm to yourself or others. There will be people on the hike who know the route but you agree to take full responsibilty for your own safety.
Walking will be around 6 hours and include climbing one to two munros.
Only 12 spaces availabe so book fast.
Ensure you appropriate kit with you. See kit list in menu for a list of desired equipment for hiking. Boots suitable for walking, warm clothing, waterproofs and water bottle essential.
Where to Meet
Please be at the Ben Lawers Car Park and kitted up and ready to leave for hike at 8am. Please don't be late as we don't want people waiting around in the cold.
Google Maps location of car park.
If you prefer you can choose to wild camp near the car park the night before. Please join our Whatsapp group to be kept informed of details for wild camping. If you are doing so please follow this guidance on wild camping.
Dealing with emergency poo situations in the outdoors
Please bring toilet paper, a disposable bag and hand sanitiser (a backpaking trowel can come in handy for digging a hole). Please read this advice for dealing with emergency poo.
Download the free OS Locate app to help you find your grid reference if needed. Some helpful apps for navigation here.
Learn how to avoid and treat ticks here.
Learn how to avoid midges here.
Get On Yer Hike Shop
See our online shop for emergency bivvy bags and tick removers.
The latest Scottish government guidelines state:
"Organised outdoor non-contact sports, exercise, personal training and coaching are permitted in groups of up to 15 people (including coaches and instructors), providing appropriate guidance is followed."
We will be following Mountaineering Scotland's Guidance for Hillwalking during COVID-19
This includes the following advice:
Follow the current Scottish Government advice (FACTS):
- Avoid crowded places
- Clean hands regularly
- Two metre distance
- Self-isolate (10 days) and book a test if you have symptoms
- Be cautious of touching surfaces eg gates, stiles and clean your hands if you do touch a hard surface.
- Avoid sharing food, drink or equipment with other people.
- Be self-sufficient and plan ahead to minimise potential contact with others by avoiding stops for fuel and using other facilities out-with your area where possible. Take everything you need withyou including food, drink and a bag to put your litter in and #TakItHame.
- Car sharing and public transport - follow the current guidelines on the Transport Scotlandwebsite
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The suggested donation for these events is £20. This will be split 50/50. 50% will go to an orphan's village in Haiti to feed and educate orphans (www.okipe.org ) The other 50% will go into a Get On Yer Hike fund to buy essential kit for safety etc
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The suggested donation for these events is £20 but you can opt also for a £10 donation. This will be split 50/50. 50% will go to an orphan's village in Haiti to feed and educate orphans (www.okipe.org ) The other 50% will go into a Get On Yer Hike fund to buy essential kit for safety etc
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This ticket is a FREE option for those who are not in a financial position to be able to offer a donation.