Backpacking, day-walks and shorter strolls in the uplands and lowlands of Northern England, Wales, Scotland and occasionally further afield too.
Saturday, 15 May 2010
TGO Challenge 2010 - Day 2: Barrisdale to Sourlies
I woke up to the sound of rain on the tent, which resulted in me having a leisurely start to the day. However, by the time I left Barrisdale at 09:30, it was dry and sunny. It was very windy on the ascent of Luinne Bheinn and I reached the summit just before one. The views were excellent and it looked like it had snowed last night on the hills further north.
The ground was quite rough it places and I made relatively slow progress around the top of Choire Odhair to Meall Buidhe. The coire looked quite impressive and was filled with glaciated slabs. Descending down to Mam Meadail was quite slow going as I picked a way down through the crags. The stalkers path provided easy going down to Carnoch, where I crossed the notorious rickerty footbridge.
Sourlies bothy was reached by a scramble around the bottom of the headland as the tide was now too far in to walk along the shore. It had been a tough day so I decided to stop for the night at Sourlies, which is a lovely spot at the head of Loch Nevis. Hopefully tomorrow will be easier going.