Wednesday, 29 July 2020


Approaching Am Faseranan 
For the second time in 5 days I was back on Liathach with Amy & Matt. The mixed summertime weather continued this week. On Tuesday afternoon I got a soaking walking over from Achnashellach. It was very windy too. 40mph+ at 600m. It kept the midges away that's for sure. Feeling very cool for the end of July. No views so no photos! In the morning there were to stags near my tent trying to 'roar', warming up for the rut? On Wednesday the law cloud and rain faded and we were treated to some atmospheric clouds.
Emerging from the cloud
By the time we reached the ridge it was clearing up nicely and the winds had eased markedly. Cool temperatures. We had hats and fleeces on most of the day aswell as gloves occasionally.
The ridge begins

Loving it
A few folk 'whizzed' past us earlier in the day. By 1pm we saw no one. It was fascinating watching Rescue choper buzzing about on the Munro summits Mullach an Rathain and Spidean a' Choire Leith. Presumably on practice/familiarisation? The cloud had lifted completely off the summits at this point.
Spedian a' Choire Leith, 1st Munro

Chopper over Mullach an Rathain

Beinn Dearg from the ridge 
On along Am Fasarinen, the Pinnacles. Easily bypassed if desired.  Some easy, some exposed. Most can be avoided.
Easy scrambling 

A dash of sun in the glen

Happy folk
It was lovely just cruising along the ridge..This time of year time isn't much of an issue. We still have light till 10pm.
Beinn Dearg and Flowerdale Forest

Cloud drifting in later 

Easy walking now
Final stroll to the 2nd Munro, Mullach an Rathain. The cloud crept in but we managed a glimpse of beautiful Loch Torridon. All down hill from here. A brilliant day out a always with great company from Amy and Matt. They've ticked off Bla Bheinn too during their stay in Plockton.
Mullach an Rathain 

Upper Loch Torridon 

Beinn Alligin, engulfed in cloud

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