Glen Affric – Tuesday 26 April

This is where I saw an eagle, what a privilege

I had a quite time after a busy week, the last day on the hills was at Glen Affric a wonderful glen about 30 miles from Inverness. There are some superb big hills there and it can be a remote area. I was with Tom Mac Donald & John Mulgrew. The hills we planned were Mam Sodhail, Carn Eighe & Beinn Fhionnlaidh, the later is a very remote hill. The weather was wonderful and Glen Affric sparkling in the spring sunshine, most of the snow was gone apart from a few high corries. A long walk in along Loch Affric through the Caledonian forest was superb, the early part full of primroses and Violets. I was not going to well and holding the other two back so they went on.

I only climbed Mam Sodhail, with its huge cairn built by the ordnance survey in the 1840’s incredible size. As I rested near the summit I saw an eagle which soared along the ridge, it made my day. I still had a great day apart from the 7 sheep ticks I picked up during the day. The boys also had a fun day, managing the 3 hills in a long day, they were tired but happy.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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