Distance: 21km, ascent: 690m
If yesterday was hell, today was paradise! Sandy was up and away earlier than me. The day had dawned agreeably sunny and I luxuriated in the warmth for a while as I knew I didn’t have a massive day. What’s the point in camping in glorious places without taking the time to enjoy them?
I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves. You can see the route I took. I was extremely fortunate that the weather stayed good for me for the whole day. In the afternoon, there were some heavy showers circling around, but none came near me. The walk along the ridge was sublime. Route finding was simple with a line of fence posts for company most of the way. It was easy to take in my only two Munros of the trip too: Carn Dearg and Carn Sgulain, the latter possibly one of the easiest Munros ever. Here’s the pictures:
If I was being picky, to the North there were often distant views of the various wind farms. However, even those intrusions couldn’t spoil what was probably the best day of the Challenge. Suitable reward for the previous day’s tribulations.
Contouring down on the southern side of Am Bodach was quite slow as the slope was steep, but eventually I reached a branch of the Allt Mor. Once down, it was relatively straightforward to follow the stream which had some delightful mini water falls.