Wednesday, 13 June 2012

An Gearanach and Stob Coire a Chairn - Tuesday 5th June


More morning shots of the mirror-like Loch Linnhe – we’ve just never seen it like this before



A return to Glen Nevis and the Falls of Steall, but today we headed north to gain the summit of An Gearanach. This took us across the wire bridge over the Water of Nevis


Ian being eaten by midges crossing the Water of Nevis


The Falls of Steall


Approaching the summit of An Gearanach with Ben Nevis in the distance


Looking back at the rather sharp arete of An Garbhanach which we traversed to reach the summit of Stob Coire a Chairn from where this was taken.


The path down to Glen Nevis

If you look closely you can see a couple of walkers on the path which we overtook on the way down.


At the end of the day the weather was changing as forecast giving rather dramatic light on the loch.

Fortunately Wednesday was a travelling day.  Having packed our bags we headed further north in poor conditions to Ullapool.  A brief stop off at Fort Augustus on the Caledonian canal was perfectly timed to see a flotilla of boats processing through the locks.  We watched briefly but were glad to get back in the car out of the cold, wind and rain.


Locks on the Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus


Arriving at Ullapool it was blowing a hooly.  Quick dash into a coffee shop with harbour views was called for.


Storms out at sea but a safe haven for these wee boats at Ullapool.

A little later we met up with our friend John Fleetwood who had big plans for the next twenty four hours, but more of that later.  Best ever fish and chips were had by all before heading back to our base a little south of town.

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