Friday morning with the bike and rucksack loaded into Brian Robertsons car I was heading for Braemar and my final two munroes in that area. This was our second attempt at those two as last year during a Glenrothes Hillwalking club weekend we had been defeated by high water at one of the stream crossings. Not the case this time however and the bike from Linn of Dee to Geldie lodge was done without any problems.
We left the bikes by the bank of the river and headed for the ruin that was Geldie lodge and picked up the stalkers path at the rear of the ruin. This is an excellent path and took us to the base of Carn an Fhidhleir our first Munro of the day.
We descended eastwards towards An Sgarsoch and dropped about 300m into a boggy stretch of land before starting the long pull up our second Munro. Views from the summits of both the hills were excellent and the forecasted showers had not put in an appearance.
We headed north from the summit and picked up the stalkers path again and were soon back on the bikes heading to the car. About 2 miles out the heavens opened and we were absolutely soaked.
Saturday saw me line up for the Largo Law hill race. A local run of 10k with almost 800ft of climb. A good race and once a favourite of mine but this was the first time I had done the new course. The race started in good weather, in fact almost too hot there was a cooling shower but not long enough to help reduce core temps which were rising as the race progressed. I felt surprisingly good as I had not been in the hills recently my unofficial time was 1:05:55 and as yet I have not got the official time.