Sunday, May 25, 2014

163, 164. Meall Garbh (186), Carn Gorm (103). 23/05/2014

Coming back down south from Ullapool the day before, we wanted to fit in another hill and the weather was good for it. We decided to get closure on the ring of four above Ben Lawers. We'd been turned back in horrendous conditions six months earlier just short of the third munro, so we aimed straight for this from the end of the stalkers track and climbed steadily up the grassy slopes to the top. It was nice going without being too steep and we had nice weather without it being too hot.

On the trail-mix front, we'd moved on to the papaya/california raisin/peanut blend and I think this was a winner for the week. Lunch at the top before ambling along the ridge to the slightly higher Carn Gorm and we had great views of Ben Lawers and Schiehallion.

The descent was also quite gentle on the knees, which is always appreciated.

Carn Gorm, with Ben Lawers in the background

The iron summit of Meall Garbh, with Schiehallion behind

Some people gathered around the legendary trailmix


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