Friday, 5 October 2012

Backpacking in Lochaber

This weekend I'm off backpacking again, this time in the Mamores and surrounding area in the Western Highlands.  I had hoped to take the sleeper train up to Fort William but it's fully booked, so instead I'm off to Glasgow this evening and then the morning bus to Fort William the following day.

My plans are somewhat fluid, with the main aim of the trip being to bag my last four Munros in the Mamores (two at each end of the main ridge), so that'll be my plan for tomorrow.  Then depending upon where I end up camping tomorrow evening, I may walk out to Spean Bridge over the Grey Corries.  Here's the distance and ascent for the two days, assuming that I camp around the watershed at the east end of Glen Nevis:
  • Day 1 - Glen Nevis Lower Falls to east end of Glen Nevis via the main Mamores ridge: 19km, 2080m ascent
  • Day 2 - East end of Glen Nevis to Spean Bridge via the Grey Corries: 23km, 1160m ascent
The following Social Hiking map shows my planned route (in pink), which should get overlaid with my progress (in orange) assuming I have phone signal!  I'll also be sending daily blog posts when I have signal too.

See map on Social Hiking site or full size in a new window

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