Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sgurr Choinnich Mor – 02 June

Sgurr Choinnich Mor lies at the head of Glen Nevis above the watershed and marks the south-western end of the Grey Corries ridge. Even the shorter route to the summit is over three and half hours long and with only half a day left after travelling from Glasgow we didn’t have time for anything longer. Although it is probably wrong, Glen Coe always seems to be the “gateway” to the western highlands and it is always worth stopping (if the clouds are high enough) to savour the views.

20160601-001The Three Sisters – Beinn Fhada, Gearr Aonach and Aonach Dubh

20160601-002Across upper Glen Nevis to Binnein Beag and Binnein Mor

20160601-003Sgurr Choinnich Mor beyond Sgurr Choinnich Beag

20160601-004Across upper Glen Nevis to Binnein Beag and Binnein Mor again

20160601-005Pauline contemplating the Aonachs (on the right) with the Mamores in the distance

20160601-006Sun appears briefly on Binnein Beag

20160601-007One of the many, very low burns in the glen

With our first “Munro” of the trip ticked and the swarms of midges survived the sun started making serious attempts to break through the clouds producing the most dramatic skies of the day.

20160601-008West across Loch Linnhe

20160601-009Same view moments later

20160601-010The Pap of Glencoe and the Aonach Eagach catching the evening sun

20160601-011Sun setting over the Ardgour peninsula

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