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.