Wednesday saw me travel from the Cairngorms over to the West Highlands and to the hills alongside Loch Lochy.
|Looking Back Along Cam Bealach|
I chose these hills as they I hadn't been in this area before and would be new ground and practise of some Winter Mountain Leader skills, more importantly I could put them in my log book towards finally getting the award signed off.
I set out along the forest track and was soon heading up Cam Bealach and into the snow line.
I chose to walk up to the summit of Meall Dubh (837m) which may, as it turned out, have been a little over ambitious. Ascending fairly steeply and in knee deep snow at times my legs were soon calling for a break. I think the recent routine of driving up overnight before doing a route then sleeping somewhere before a route the next day then driving home is taking its toll and I am basically tired from the hundreds of miles I'm driving and from missing nights sleeping.
Not far to go now though.
|Quite Steep Walking up Meall Dubh!|
I instead opted to to head up Sron a Choire Ghairbh and start in a homeward direction, I wasn't even half way but to know I was going in the direction towards the finish was a big moral boost.
The ridge was easing and not really a challenge as it was fairly wide though there was heavy cornicing to be aware of.
|View through the Great Glen and onto Loch Ness|
A good day all in all, had some navigation to do as the weather closed in occasionally and ticked a few boxes for me.