A long Munro bagging day in the Western Highlands from Glenfinnan.
Distance: 26km; Ascent: 1450m; Rainy & misty, but brighter later; Solo
Owing to the strong winds and forecast thunderstorms at the start of the week, I had delayed my day of Munro bagging until later in the week. However the forecast for today wasn't brilliant (little wind but lots of rain!), but I could delay no longer so this morning I set off walking, in the rain, from Glenfinnan at around 8:30am heading for the Corryhully Horseshoe, a long two-Munro round.
The vehicle track up Glen Finnan marked on my mark turned out to be a private tarmac estate road, which whilst it made for good progress did make the first hour or so somewhat monotonous! Shortly after the end of the tarmac I reached Corryhully bothy, where Lynsey had stopped at the end of her first day of this year's TGO Challenge. As it was still raining, I took the opportunity to pop inside for a break in the dry, and was surprised to discover that the bothy has electricity and a kettle!
|New and improved tracks in upper Glen Finnan|
|I wonder which way I should go?|
|On the SE ridge of Sgurr a' Choire Riabhaich|
|On the summit of Sgurr nan Coireachan|
|Suddenly a view appeared! Looking E towards Loch Arkaig|
|Looking N to the hills of Glen Dessarry|
|Looking down Coire Thollaidh towards Glen Finnan|
|Lochan on the Corryhully Horseshoe, with Loch Arkaig beyond|
|Cloud topped Sgurr Thuilm from the west|
|Looking back towards Sgurr nan Coireachan|
|Summit cairn of Sgurr Thuilm|
|Looking down Glen Finnan|
|Looking up Glen Finnan towards Bealach a' Chaorainn|
N.B. 30/10/12 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 20/09/12, (from 29/09/12)