This was from a pal Ron Walker and Fiona Chappel after a day on the hills in the wonderful Sgur Ruadh area.
This is a wonderful area with incredible scenery, great stalking paths, wild life and so many mountains, Munros and Corbetts. There is a wealth of exploration to be done and I love this area and Coire Lair is an impressive place. I searched here a few years ago for my family friends in winter who went missing and were located after a huge search by the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team. This is a wild and remote area that is well loved by many.
This is an area of outstanding beauty usually fairy quiet and a place that is well looked after by the estate. After a great day this is what Ron and Fi came across.
“A few pics from today, our first outing outwith our local area since we’ll before March. There was some early morning drizzle as we set off to climb Sgorr Ruadh however the day turned out mainly dry with an atmospheric Munro summit scramble which was really good fun. From the summit ridge we had great views of Fuar Tholl as the clouds swirled around.
However the day was somewhat spoilt on the last hour or so as we returned to the main path when we came across a large bin bag full of rubbish weighing around 7 kg. Unbelievably the rubbish had just been discarded by four wild campers (in breach of gov regulations) we’d met earlier in the day descending from the corrie.
We’d seen other walking party’s that must have just passed by the rubbish but Fi and I just couldn’t leave the bag there despite the weight!
So we lugged it down between us to disposed of before carefully sanitising our hands and kit once we got back to the car 😦
Many thanks to both of you and for the use of your words and photos.
Ron Walker (MIC, IML) of Cairngorm Guides & Talisman Mountaineering, provides friendly, qualified guiding & instruction in mountain sports. Based in Aviemore amidst the beautiful scenery of the Cairngorms National Park This fascinating area provides us with a spectacular backdrop for our courses and activity holidays.
Fiona Chappell – works as a freelance Mountain Leader and Winter Mountain Leader with the bulk of my freelancing in Scotland being for Glenmore Lodge, both on skills courses and Mountain Training courses. Abroad, most of my International Mountain Leader freelance work is for Talisman Mountaineering and other expeditions as they come up.