Sunday, 4 October 2020



An Teallach is always a stunning experience, being the finest mountain on the planet. Even in poor weather. On Saturday I was working alongside Murray Wilson's Waymark Adventures. We had a big group all keen to traverse this magnificent mountain. The weather forecast was not looking great. Rain for much of the day and low cloud.

We set off in dry conditions and mild temperatures. The cloud was down below the tops when we reached the first Munro top of Carn Liath. The light drizzle came on around late morning. After mid day the cloud base lifted and we got fabulous views with atmospheric cloud at times. A monochrome day transpired. Beautiful. No wind so quite benign conditions. Brilliant views all the way to Sgurr Fiona.

We had only seen 3 folk on the walk-in at the lower tracks. There wasn't another single person on the hill after that. From Sgurr Fiona we made the easy walk over to the mountains second Munro, Bidean a' Ghlas Thuill. We just managed to get the classic view of An Teallach from the summit before the cloud descended again. 

The walk down got wetter has we descended towards Dundonnell. By late afternoon the rain became heavier and more intenss. The boggy last hour even wetter than normal. Fantastic day with lovely folk and terrific banter. Brilliant. 

Sunday looked very wet and windy on the tops. I had a day to while away in Ullapool. Even the short walk up 'Ullapool Hill' was very wet and I was soaked.

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