After a good nights sleep, we woke to find that the cloud had lifted significantly and the wind had dropped. We set off walking at around 8am and returned to The Sneck, to find it too was much less windy than yesterday and there were good views north down to Glen Avon.
|Slochd Mor & Glen Avon from The Sneck|
|Colin on summit of Beinn a'Bhùird|
|Beinn Bhreac across the Moine Bhealaidh|
|Summit of Beinn Bhreac|
|Beinn a'Chaorainn across the Moine Bhealaidh|
|On the summit of Beinn a'Chaorainn|
So instead we decided to head for the Hutchison Memorial Hut with the intention of either staying in the hut or camping nearby. We traversed the hillside below Stob Coire Etchachan following a faint path before dropping down and boulder hopping across the river. We reached the hut shortly before 4pm and opted to stay inside, despite the fact that it was quite sheltered outside. We had the small hut to ourselves and had a leisurely late afternoon & evening, with a dinner of spaghetti with courgette, salami and cheese followed by whisky. The weather deteriorated further and as I write this at 8pm the wind is whistling around the outside of the hut; I'm glad we opted to stay inside instead of camping!
|Hutchison Memorial Hut|