Monday, December 11, 2006

9. Sgurr nan Coireachan (206) (3/07/2006)

Robin and I drove up to glenfinnan, from where we began our trek into the wilderness and our missionto get to the remotest pub on mainland Britain. The weather was brilliant as we set off under the viaduct and up the glen. Our first target was Sgurr nan Coireachan at the head of the glen, part of a horseshoe ridge, on which we would be looking to camp. We made good progress along a track in the floor of the glen, then tried to ignore the midge as we began to climb - this had to be taken a little slower than usual, because of our full packs. The views were magnificent from the top and the ridge was great, although we should have taken more water up there. We found the premiere campsite in the area, flat at nearly 900m, free from midge, sheltered by the ridge and with a view back down the glen. We played cards on a rock that we suspected had never had cards played on before.

Robin at the campsite at the top of the world and the view back down Glenfinnan


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