Thursday 11 July 2013

May in the Highlands

Although I didn't take part in this year's TGO Challenge, I still managed to have a week of walking in the Highlands during the first week of the event, and this post is an index of the various different walks that I did that week.

Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais from Carn nan Gobha
The weather was mixed with the first few days being quite stormy, with fresh snow on the tops, but it gradually became more settled and sunny as the week went on.  Most of week I spent doing day walks, although I did manage an overnight backpack in Glen Roy mid-way through the week.  See the links below to my blog posts for more details on each day, along with links to my Social Hiking maps from the week.
  • Day 1 - A wet afternoon ascent of Tinto on my way north to the Highlands (Social Hiking map)
  • Day 2 - A long day over rough ground to climb two of the Eastern Fannichs Munros (Social Hiking map)  
  • Day 3 - A morning walk up Little Wyvis before the storm breaks! (Social Hiking map)  
  • Day 4 morning - Creag Dhubh: A rocky peak with excellent views of the Monadhliath Mountains (Social Hiking map) 
  • Day 4 evening - The walk-in to Luib-Chonnal bothy and the cheese & wine party :-) (Social Hiking map for the two day backpack)
  • Day 5 - Two of the Carn Deargs of Glen Roy (Social Hiking map for the two day backpack)
  • Day 6 - A fantastic day's hill walking up Bynack More and Creag Mhor in the Cairngorms (Social Hiking map)
  • Day 7 - An excellent round of three of the Glen Strathfarrar Munros with fantastic views (Social Hiking map) 
  • Day 8 - A misty ascent of Beinn Liath Mhor Ghiubhais Li from Loch Glascarnoch (Social Hiking map)
  • Day 9 - A short circular walk up Moncreiffe Hill on the edge of Perth on my way home (Social Hiking map)