Tuesday, 13 May 2014

TGOC 2014 - The first four days

I reached Fort Augustus late yesterday afternoon after four excellent days of walking since setting off from Glenelg on Friday morning. Here's a brief update on what I've been up to on route with a few photos - more details, photos and route maps will appear in due course once I'm back home.

On Friday I ascended Beinn Sgritheall as planned, with excellent views from the west ridge before I ascended into the cloud at around 800m. I descended to Arnisdale before camping a couple of kilometres up Glen Arnisdale.

Then on Saturday I spent the morning walking in rain to Kinloch Hourn, where I spent a pleasant hour resting in the tea room. By now the rain had cleared up and it was warm and sunny, so I decided to ascend Sgurr a'Mhaoraich with excellent views over Loch Quoich. That evening I camped near the road bridge over the northern arm of Loch Quoich.

On Sunday I had a long, good day climbing the two Munros of Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach. Again there were excellent views when I wasn't in the cloud, and there was a surprising amount of snow still remaining in their northern coires. After three long days in the hills, I descended to a B&B in Inchlaggan for a welcome rest!

Then yesterday I walked along the forest tracks to Invergarry, where I met Alan, Andrew and Phil in the pub and walked with them much of the rest of the day into the metropolis of Fort Augustus. Today I head into the Monadhliath.

See this post of mine from last week for details of my planned route together with updates on my actual progress via Social Hiking.

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  1. Alan, Phil and Andy in the pub. Shocking. Glad it's going well.

    1. I met them in two pubs that day! One in Invergarry for lunch and one in Fort Augustus for dinner - made a change from dehydrated meals :-)