Thursday, 26 August 2010

From Ardmair

Yesterday morning sun was shining at Ardair. At the starting point for Quinag it was raining and the cloud was down. Relying on a favourable forecast I set off following the path up Allt na Bradhan and then up to the summit of Sail Garbh which is the highest part of the Quinag complex. As I hit the summit there was a full clearance and I had wonderful views. I returned to Bealach a Chornaidh and then ascended Spidean Coinich, but the weather closed in again.

Having done all the Munros and having attained the age of seventy I can look back on many fine days in Scotland. Today must count in the top ten. I traversed the whole of the Ben Mor Coigach ridge starting from Culnacraig. It has been glorious sunshine with high puffy white cumulous well above the tops. The peaks were: Garbh Choireachan, Ben Mor Coigach, Beinn Tarsuinn, Sgurr an Fidhier, and Cairn Conmheal. The views were stunning, but most of all I felt really fit which meant that I could fully appreciate the whole experience. This was only a five hour round, but fairly demanding with no feeling of fatigue right to the end . This has been a day of pure enjoyment.

Ben Tarsuinn





View from Ben Tarsuinn


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3 comments:

afootinthehills said...

Two fine hills in a delectable setting Conrad. Lynne and I have spent many memorable holidays based at Ardmair in all sorts of weather and can imagine you there right now. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

gimmer said...

good to hear that the leg has healed well and your stride is swinging you powerfully up all these delectable mountains - many times did we pass on the way back from loch laxford and beyond but never stopped to taste them - always thought Quinag looked mighty and impregnable from the Kylesku ferry (shows how long ago that was!)
you missed serious training - running up and downstairs dozens of times a day - at the hotel job we slaved at whilst you were sneaking off yet again!

Sir Hugh said...

Afoot and Gimmer - thanks for your comments. I am now back home again after driving back today (bank holiday Monday).

I hope I may get away again before the nights draw in.