MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015
DAY 59 ( 28th JUNE )
INTO THE NORTH WEST
Gleouraich – Munro 97 – 1035 Metres “Possibly uproar or noise”
Spidean Mialach – Munro 146 – 996 Metres – “Peak of the Deer , or other wild animals”
As tomorrow’s forecast was not good till late morning and i was only 1hr 45min from home so I decided to drive back and have a comfy bed for the night ,i also needed my gear for a forthcoming bothy trip into Knoydart. This morning i gave the van a tidy up and restocked it with supplies before heading off at mid day to drive down to Loch Quoich, on the way along the narrow road at Tomdoun I saw a pine martin crossing the road in front of me. Parked beside the Allt Coire Peitireach where there is now a small 345 kw power station in operation . The hills were just clear with the occasional light cloud passing over, I set off at 3pm up the excellent stalkers path which gently winds it’s way up most of the way to the summit , looking down into Glen Quoich there’s lots of work going on i presume it’s more small hydro schemes . Onto Gleouraich and a clear view over to the Glen Shiel hills and my second hill for today , descended W and over the 1006m top to the col and a rocky path up to Spidean Mialach which was just out of the cloud . Thought I was going to get off with a dry day but no just as I started to go down a heavy shower came on which lasted for 10 mins , followed a boggy track down to the stream and onto a new track which was for another small hydro scheme and it gave a easy descent back to the road about three quarters a mile from the van . Apart from the rain shower it was a good plan to start late today . Forgot to mention yesterday section 4 complete.
I’ve now done all Munros sections 1 to 9 , all hills left are now in the NW highlands.
Today’s totals:7.96 mls,1187m ascent,2hrs 49mins
174 Munros to date.