Monday, 19 April 2010

Beinn a' Chrulaiste Sunday 18th April 2010

Beinn a' Chrulaiste

Sometimes the big hills are not always the best and this hill (a corbett 857m) is an example of that, although not that much to look at, the views are jaw dropping and it takes quite something nowadays for me to say that.When we left home in the morning it was lashing down but given the good forecast by MWIS we carried on with the plan, it did rain all the way over but the forecast was for it to get better by midday so stopped for a coffee at the Green Welly in Tyndrum to give the sun a chance to come out. After that it was up to the Kingshouse Hotel where we started the walk but not before feeding some of my new friends.

My new friends with Beinn a' Chrulaiste in background

Friends with Buachaille Etive Mor in background

As this is really only a half days walk we decided to really take the time to enjoy it instead of going full pelt and we were well rewarded with some absolute stunning views

Myself at summit with Buachaille Etive Mor in background

From the summit we continued heading west to descent the west ridge which gave great views right up Glencoe and across to Ben Nevis and the Mamores.

Ben Nevis from descent route

Buachaille Etive Beag, Bidean nam Bian & Glencoe from descent route

Descented west ridge down to Althafeadh where we walked back the West Highland Way (much improved since I walked it in 1987) back to the Kingshouse Hotel. Day was made all the better by knowing that it had been chucking it down all day at home.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Meall nan Aighean, Cairn Mairg, Meall Garbh Sunday 11th April

Have always enjoyed walking the Carn Mairg group but due to circumstances we had to be home early for, we only did 3 in an east to west direction, descending at the col between Meall Garbh and Carn Gorm. These hills give really great walking on good going terrain and great views, apart from that my photos say the rest, and of course the weather was terrific. Hope this is a sign of a great summer to come.

Carn Gorm & Glen Lyon from W ridge on Meall nan Aighean

Schiehallion from Cairn Mairg

Myself on Meall Garbh with the Lawers Group in background

Looking NW towards Loch Rannoch and Ben Nevis
The Top of An Sgor from descent route
Check out the colour of the sky it's real