Wednesday, 30 September 2009


The sun finally returned to Lochaber today. After an ominous start of low cloud and drizzle the sun finally burnt off the cloud, as forecast. I was on the Mamores and walked up Glen Nevis to the foot of the East ridge of Binnein Mor. This is a cracking wee rocky ridge and as some easy scrambling on schist, granite and blocks of quartzite. Even better in winter. The sun and clouds were wonderful all day long and a superb broken spectre on the ridge to add to the atmosphere. Stags were roaring away in the glen, I came upon a golden eagle right on the NW summit top of Na Gruagachan, wonderful! Many ptarmigan about too and not at all bothered that I was close up and photographing them. The colours on the hill are quite stunning just now. I continued the traverse across Am Bodach and Sgurr a Iubhair returning to the bike in the glen just before dusk, a reminder to make sure the batteries are new in the head torch!

1 comment:

maggie said...

Wow! Great Tarmachan!