Monday, 22 June 2009

Post number 12 (Onich)












Gulvain - 12 miles. 3908 feet of ascent.
Monday 22nd June 2009
A useful cycle ride takes you right to the foot of the mountain on a quite decent Land Rover track; the last quarter mile was a bit rough. The ascent is very steep and unrelenting but on a good path. There are two subsidiary summits on the way, the second with a trig point and a kilometer from the proper summit with a considerable height loss in between the two. I found this one of the toughest ascents I can remember. I was out for seven and three quarter hours, and without the eight or so miles done on the bike this would have been a much longer day. It rained most of the time and all the tops were covered with cloud and views were minimal. I do seem to have had some rotten weather for the last three Scotland Munro visits in a row.
The pics: The start. Looking back to where bike was left. Rainbow. Gulvain summit ridge. Gulvain cairn.
I'm off to Roy Bridge tomorrow where there is no internet so no posts for a bit.

2 comments:

High Horse said...

Did you just leave the bike there on the ground???

Barrett Bonden said...

Hard to relate the world I've just left (max temp 36 deg C) with the one you're struggling through. But you wouldn't have been happy lazing in the pool and having Zach bringing you glasses of Leffe blonde and/or rosé. And then in the evening there was saucisse aux fines herbes, a quick dip into Ulysses, and... nah, none of that sounds at all like you.