Friday, 20 July 2007

Ben Wyvis

I met Simon in the Ben Wyvis car park and we set off at 10am.
The SMC book describes Ben Wyvis as being "often capped with cloud".
Looking up Allt a'Bhealaich Mhor, with Little Wyvis on the right and the start of Ben Wyvis on the left. Cattle used to be driven through this valley.
Simon fills his water bottle (it's in his hand) at the last waterstop before we come back off the hill.
Looking over Loch Glascarnoch.
Simon being nonchalant.
Cattle used to be driven through the valley below on their way to markets all over the country. This valley bypasses Garve.
The path up An Cabar.
A clearer view towards Dingwall.
Two ladies out for a walk up the Munro.
Once on An Cabar, the path to Glas Leathad Mhor is grand, especially when the cloud has lifted.
Simon on Glas Leathad Mhor, Ben Wyvis' Munro.
Ben Wyvis [Munro 33, 1046m/3432ft]
Duncan on on Glas Leathad Mhor/Ben Wyvis [Munro 33, 1046m/3432ft]
Ben Wyvis 1307
Coire na Fiola. Looks like a nice place to hide cattle.
Heading for Tom a' Choinnich, we had come off the Munro just in time for the cloud to settle back in for the afternoon.
Stepping down off the shoulder of Tom a' Choinnich, we were heading for the treeline.
Resting at Allt a' Gharbh Bhaid, and looking back up the slope of Tom a' Choinnich, Ben Wyvis' northern top.
Almost back at the track to the car park. A 7 hour trek. Once there, we agree to meet up in Drumnadrochit for tea and then head for Cluanie, and the next part of the trip.
I got slightly delayed by scenes like this as I drove down Loch Ness.


Story Quine said...

And that's Munro number...?

Good - it's a nasty one in winter apparently.

AktoMan said...

33. Followed on Saturday by nrs 34, 35 & 36. Then 37 & 38 on Sunday.

Once I conquer the mountain of paperwork on my desk (not above 3,000ft, so doesn't count), I hope to get 39-40 in the Cairngorms this weekend. Depends on paperwork and weather.

I need to get hillfitter if I'm hoping to be on the same hill when Malcolm compleats. Otherwise he'll have been there and back by the time I'm shuffled up the first 200m!