It had been a while since my last visit to the Cairngorms, and with the Met Office forecasting that there would only be a low risk of strong sunlight today I decided that it would be safe to visit!! And so late yesterday afternoon I took a train up to Edinburgh to meet Gwilym before heading north to find a reasonable spot to camp for the night in Glen Clunie. The sky was clear and the stars were excellent :-)
|First glimpses of the some of the Cairngorms from Glen Lui|
After passing what looked to be a DofE group out on expedition, a breeze soon appeared and we felt it was safe for a break! And it was :-) The rivers didn't seem too high so we decided to take the shorter option of fording the Luibeg Burn, which didn't prove too tricky today.
|Looking back down Glen Lui from lower slopes of Carn a' Mhaim|
|Fungi on way up Carn a' Mhaim|
|Summit slopes of Carn a' Mhaim|
|On the summit of Carn a' Mhaim|
|Looking down the north ridge of Carn a' Mhaim|
|The Devil's Point and Beinn Bhrotain|
|Ben Macdui summit trig point|
|First views of Loch Etchachan|
|Summit cairns on Derry Cairngorm|
|Approaching rain clouds over Beinn Mheadhoin|
More photos and a route map will follow once I'm back home.
Post updated on 01/09/12 to include route map, photos and links to hills; post date also altered to actual date of walk (from 26/08/12 due to lack of signal).