Monday 17 August 2020

Hills by different routes

 We love finding new routes up hills, especially routes we know it is unlikely we will come across anyone else. Even better when we can bike from home as we can for Meall Chuaich and Creag Ruadh. From our garden we look towards the coire of Geal Charn (the one next to Creag Pitridh) and have often thought of finding the old path that goes up into the coire from Lochan nan H-earba and onto the col between its main summit and that of Sron Garbh. These old paths have always interested us as they were obviously really important at one time. The path went straight through the snow patches and we were surprised to find the snow to be boiler plate hard and not kickinable! Had to take to the steep grassy and hard ground above the snow to avoid it. Carried on to Creag Pitridh and down it's north east ridge to make a fine circuit.