Saturday, 6 April 2013

On the way home

25-03-2013 - 02-04-2013
Aodann Chleireig
Sometimes I just have to go home for a short while - to wash my socks and read the mail. As you will see from the dates, it took a week to get there. There was the small matter of just a few hills left on each side of the A830, Mallaig road, to complete. And then, there was the temptation of unbagged hills on the way south from Fort William to contend with - mainly around Rannoch Moor and Glen Orchy - with a brief side trip to the east side of Loch Awe (which feels like real GOML country to me, a feeling supported by the angry note stuck under my windscreen on my return from one walk).

Here are some pictures to show that there was a perfect combination of snow on the tops and nothing in the glens - means there is all the fun of snow to play on without the hassle of living in it. Whereas, I kept hearing of things were a bit different to the south, on Arran and in parts of England and Wales. Mind you it was cold - especially when the wind blew. But I am not complaining as the frozen tundra mean I could walk anywhere, with dry feet.
Wind sculpture

Loch Shiel

Na h-Uamhachan 

Rannoch Moor from Glas Bheinn

Water of Tulla and my Dahon by a rickety bridge

Gorton MBA bothy 
Glen Coe from Meall a'Ghortain 
Beinn na Sroine, Glen Orchy - with B Cruachan in the background
Contrasts on B Bhuiridh 
Beinn a'Bhuiridh summit
Trig number S6157 - Beinn Dubh Airigh
Optimistic primrose

Brave or foolhardy?

Beinn Bhreac view
Beinn Bhreac summit
Cold water  - Lochan Allt an Sgadain 

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