Friday 12 October 2012

An Autumnal Lochaber Backpack - Index

Last weekend I had a couple of excellent days backpacking in Lochaber doing a spot of Munro bagging.  With a reasonably good weather forecast coinciding with a free weekend, I jumped at the chance to have another hill walking trip to the Highlands and booked some train and bus tickets up to Fort William.

The weather was excellent and I got a view from the top of every hill I climbed :-)  I saw plenty of people in the Mamores on Saturday, but only a couple of other backpackers on Sunday.  My route for Saturday turned out to be somewhat ambitious given that I couldn't get to Glen Nevis before 10:30am and it gets dark around 6:30pm.  However this proved to be a blessing in disguise as it meant I had the option of a high camp instead of my planned valley camp, and what a spot I chose to camp!  It was easily one of the best places I've pitched my tent for some time.  I shall have to camp high again soon!

Camp on the east ridge of Stob Coire a' Chairn, just below the summit
This post is an index of my blog posts on the trip, which I have updated to include more photos and maps of my routes, and there's also a link to more of my photos from the weekend, my original plans and my Social Hiking map from the trip.
  • Original slightly ambitious plans for the weekend
  • Day 1 - Glen Nevis to Stob Coire a' Chairn
  • Day 2 - Stob Coire a' Chairn to near Corriechoille
  • Photos from the trip (geotagged)
  • Social Hiking map, with occasional tweets and photos

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