|The Torridon hills from the summit|
|Looking toward Fuar Toll from the summit|
|The north ridge of Sgorr Ruadh|
|Strath Carron hills from the south|
The superb spell of sunny and hot conditions in The Highlands continues and this weekend was glorious in the North West. Karen and I had a fab weekend in that beautiful and spectacular mountain area between Strath Carron and Torridon. With an array of fine mountains to choose from we decided on heading up Sgorr Ruadh from Achnaschellach. Here lie some of the finest stalkers paths in the country which take you high up on to the mountain ridges. The summit views over to Torridon are wonderful and a line of mountains including the giants of Beinn Alligain, Liathach and Beinn Eighe are stretched out in front of you. A summit view to savour and with no wind it was unbelievably hot. Shortly after descending down the north ridge we were so privileged to have the company of a Golden Eagle soaring above our heads, magic. We returned down the Fionn Abhainn to Coulgas, spotting a pair of Red Throated Divers in Loch Coire Fionnaraich. The early evening warmth was magical and thinking we may miss last dinner orders at the Strath Carron Hotel we were so thankful for the kind ladies who gave us a lift down the road, just in the nick of time for food and cold beers. We saw no one all day, on a Saturday and weather like this?