Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Easains, Meagaidh & Glenfinnan, Nov'11

Three days spent up in the Lochaber area, bagging 9 Munros. Our intention was to head up the Grey Corries on the Saturday, but a forecast of very strong winds and much rain made us choose the stand-by route up the Easains instead. Wind did really pick up during the day, so much so that instead of returning back along the crest, we dropped north into Coire Laire, eventually picking up a faint path to beat back to the cars. Fortunately the Station BunkHouse at Tulloch has a superb drying room !

Day two saw us again whimping out of the Grey Corries, and I could see the disappointment on Dave's face. However, when I suggested attempting a 5 Munro bag on the Creag Meagaidh group, his face lit back up. We were treated to fine weather over Beinn Teallach, Beinn a'Chaorainn and Creag Meagaidh. The mist pulled in suddenly on Stob Poite Coire Ardair, but the remaining two summit we attained fairly easily, returning to car as the last light disappeared.

Out west and to Glenfinnan for our third and final day of hillwalking. The Munro circuit of Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan was our target. A fine road travels up Glen Finnan, with much construction currently taking place - some kind of hydro scheme I believe. Ideal conditions, and being a Monday, we had the hills to ourselves and took time to take in the superb views all round.

Some photos are on the Flickr site .