Saturday, 22 October 2016


Map and Compass

Heading into Coire an Lochain

Cloud below 1000m for much of the day

Mike expertly finding top of Hells Lum

The odd break in the cloud

Strathspey inversion again

Good navigation to find the remains of the St. Valery Refuge

Finishing off at Cairn Gorm
Mike was out with me today on a one day navigation course. Mike is a keen long distance runner and was keen to get some tuition to further his map reading skills across the hills. We had perfect weather for navigating. The cloud was below 1000m for much of the day so poor visibility on the Cairngorm plateau. Mike navigated to many of the more difficult spots to locate and was getting more and more accurate with timings by the end of the day.. We finished by getting Mike his very first Munro, Cairn Gorm, by the south slopes and taking 7 hours to get there by a wonderful 'scenic' route. The best way to do Cairn Gorm! Great day out and great company. Mike is all set up for his next race, Skye traverse, north to south.

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