MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015
DAY 43 ( 12 th JUNE )
Sgor Gaoith – 1118 metres Munro 36 “the windy peak”
Mullach Clach A’Bhlair 1019 Munro 114 – “Summit or stone of the plain or battlefield”
Got back home about 3 pm with Moray just as sunny and warm as I’d left behind, did the usual clothes washing, filled up the vans water tank and went shopping for supplies for the week ahead. It was grand to have a comfortable bed for a change and was in no great rush to get away in the morning so had a lie in till 8.15. Left at 9.15 heading for Glen Feshie ,I always stay on the A9 and turn off at Kincraig to get there but today they had closed the road at the bridge for resurfacing so had to double back to Aviemore and take the Coylumbridge road to get here. Lots of cars in the car park today so no quiet hills today, had a brew and a early lunch and set off at 11.30 down the tarred road before heading up into the pine woods and on a excellent track all the way to just before Carn Ban Mor. The other times I’ve done these hills I’ve went the opposite way but never liked the 2 mile walk back on the road to the start so today as it
was yet again a superb day I went out to Sgor Gaoith first , there used to be a very small cairn on the summit but it’s gone now , must be the only Munro without one???, had a drink and took a few photos of Loch Einich far below then retraced my steps back to track . My second hill of the day lay about three and a half miles away over short grass and heather with the occasional bit of track till you hit the hill road then it’s just a few hundred metres to the summit of Mullach Clach A’ Bhlair. The view of yesterday’s hills looked totally different today as I was looking at there west faces which didn’t hold any snow, got a couple to take a summit photo then headed down to the road and followed it down into Glen Feshie and a scenic walk back by the river and through the Caledonian pine woods , we spotted a capercaillie the last time we walked this route but nothing today in fact not much of anything was seen today. Job done in great weather again.
Today’s totals ;16.15mls,1051m ascent,5hrs
126 Munros to date.