Thursday, 22 January 2009

Ben Vrackie, 18 January 09

I'd intended to bag the munro Beinn Dearg and the hidden corbett Beinn Breac from the A9 near Calvine. Driving up, everything was fine until Blair Atholl, from where on snow blanketed even low down. So, I couldn't bike up the track to Bruar Lodge. Instead, I about turned, headed to Pitlochry and ran up Ben Vrackie. It's been over 15 years since I've been up this wonderful little peak. The path has been improved beyond recognition, possibly too well. Great to run up, but tricky to run down. Good training for the Ben Nevis hill race !