|Nice start to the day!|
|Yes I know I don't need to carry an ice axe!|
|The route ahead...|
|Looking Skye way (west-ish)|
|The route ahead from the first top|
I was the only person on Beinn Alligin, and it was a superb day. It was cold, but sunny, with magical views in all directions including North to Gairloch (and beyond), and out west to Skye and beyond.
|The horns, and the intriguing Corbet behind|
|Looking back at the 2 munro tops|
|Didn't want to leave this spot|
Finishing the walk through a small forested area next to a deep cut river was great, especially with the sun shining through the branches.
|Looking back at my route|
|the road of bones, I mean roots|
It was -1 when I got back to the van, and by 5pm -3....... I'd planned to sleep in the van (maiden trip) but when I found that the pub in Torridon was closed (nowhere was open), it was -5 by 5.30pm and a long time until sleep/bed..... the call of my house (with heating) was too great and I headed the 1' 30" home...... I know I wimped out on sleeping in the 'camper van', but it was a great day out in Torridon, one I'll remember for a long time. Again I feel very lucky to be this close to these amazing wild spaces.
|Beautiful (but cold!)|