MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015 DAY 48/49 ( 17/18th JUNE ) ANOTHER DREICH DAY

MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015
DAY 48/49 ( 17/18th JUNE )
ANOTHER DREICH DAY
Carn Dearg – 945 metres Munro 225 “Red Peak”

Carn Sgulain – 920 metres – Munro 271 “Peak Of the Basket”
A’ Chailleach – 930 metres  – Munro 251


Returned home again after the Ben Alder hills going in past to see Shona in hospital on the way. As the weather was not good for Wednesday I decided to take a rest day , I had been out for 9 in a row so probably needed it anyway. Did the usual gardening and cleaning duties as well as 2 hospital visits .
This morning before setting off I gave Shona a visit then headed to Newtonmore and up Glen Banchor. There was light drizzle and clag on the hills when I arrived so had lunch and waited to see if it was going to clear , gave up waiting put on the waterproofs and set off at 2 pm.
Went for a clockwise route as the wind and rain would be on my back on the on the way round , nice and easy first 3 miles on a good track then onto the bog till I reached the summit ridge of Carn Dearg which was extremely windy and raining on the summit, just turned round and headed to Carn Ban where it was just a case of follow the fence line on the undulating ridge for about 5 miles till i came to Carn Sgulain . It had cleared up a bit by now and stopped raining and the summit was only just in cloud, a boggy descent to the col and a grassy path to the top of Carn A’Chailleach which was just out of the cloud. Followed a path down to the old bothy and then a bog trot till I came to the good track which ended up at the van.
Not the most enjoyably day on the hill but I’ve got to take the good with the bad . Job done section 9 complete.
Today’s totals: 15.45 mls, 1162m ascent.4 hrs 29 mins
143 Munros to date.

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