Highland weekend

Friday 18th:  An early start today.  Drove up to Tulloch near Spean Bridge and met 3 friends from the Glenrothes Hillwalkers club.  We managed to deposit our bags in the hostel and drove down the road to a small hamlet called Fersit.

Fersit is the normal jump off point for two munros known as the Easains both mountains are 3600+ feet.  The forecast for the whole weekend was amazing and we set off under blue skies and no wind.  Having made a group decision to leave our crampons and ice axes in the car off we went.  Th lower slopes were steep but dry and good walking.  However we soon hit the snowline and thats when our difficulties began.  We were able to walk in the snow by kicking in and taking our time.  It was well worth it though as the views in all directions were absolutely amazing!

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Avoiding the cornice you can see in the picture we made it to the summit and had some lunch whilst enjoying the jawdropping views.  We headed back down the hills towards the car and back to Tulloch hostel for a well deserved evening meal.

Sat 19th: The plan today was to tick off Carn Mor Dearg this is a munro which is behind Ben Nevis.  We walked in on the Tourist path, three of us today all eager to get off the path and head around the lochan and into Allt a’Mhuilinn and the CiC hut.  Today armed with crampons and ice axes we were better prepared and made much better time up the snow covered slope.  A tough slog with an occassional rest to watch other  walkers, boarders, skiers and climbers all out on another glorious day.  Once more we lunched at the cairn on top of the 4000ft mountain with a search and rescue chopper providing some speculation on its purpose.  Having lunched we decided rather than go around the Arete we would just head down the slopes and back to the car via a refreshing pint!

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Sunday 20th: A swift breakfast, bags in the car and head to Glen Nevis for a wee run.  Unfortunately it was wee’er than planned as I felt my right knee begin to go on the rocky terrain.  I did manage to reach Steall falls which were in full flow.  So not a total waste of time.

All in all a great weekend  never managed to get ant MTB’ing done due to evening meal times but the main objective of the weekend was met the bagging of 3 munros!

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