Stob Coire Sgriodain – 974 metres – Munro 174 ” Peak of the Corrie of the Scree”
Chno Dearg -1046 metres – Munro 84″ Red Hill”
Beinn na Lap -935 metres – Munro 241 “Dappled Hill”
After yesterday’s wet hills I drove back to the Creag Meagaidh car park to stay for the night as there is a no overnight stay policy down at Fersit . The forecast for today was pretty good and was looking forward to dry day again. I had Donnie for company again today and i had texted him last night to pick me up, we headed down to Fersit with most of the hills in view clear. Got our boots on and away at 08.55 , only got as far as the bridge when I said to Donnie no poles today then, he hummed and hayed and trotted off back to get them , carried on up the track and was met with 4 barking dogs bounding towards us luckily the farmer got them under control and no harm was done. Took a right turn and followed a path by a stream to about 700m them a line to pick up the summit ridge , by this time it was drizzling and by the time we reached Stob Coire Sgriodain it had got heavier and continued all the way to the bealach between the 2 hills including my navigational detour to get there . A easy grass ridge led up to Chno Dearg where we had our lunch in the clag , so much for their forecast.
We were now taking a unconventional route to Beinn a Lap which started with a steep descent down the ridge and led to a small river crossing before a short sharp ascent to pick up the easy angled ridge to the summit . By this time the sun was out and the tops clear and there was a big party of hikers at the cairn who had caught the train to Corrour and ascended it from the station.
Now it was just the 9 mile hike back to Fersit, after going back down the ridge we headed for the road which led to Loch Ossain and after a mile the right of way path back to where we started , it wasn’t the best of paths it had loads of boggy sections , but we did pass a old ruin which looked like it would have been a good building in its day. All in all we only had a hours rain and the sunshine later made up for it , by the time we got Back I was so glad to get the boots off maybe my feet have not quite recovered yet. And finally thanks to Donnie for carrying and supplying the pies.
18.38mls:1673m ascent,7hrs 49 mins
172 Munros to date.