Sunday, 8 June 2008

Lairig Ghru, Angel's Ridge and a whole lot more!

Kim and I set off yesterday for a couple of days walking around the Cairngorms, bagging various obscure Munros that we had both missed out on previous trips.
We walked in along the Lairig Ghru then headed up into An Garbh Choire for a look at the little bothy then up Angels Ridge to Sgor an Lochain Uaine, the Angel's Peak. The weather was looking good so we continued on for a long walk over to Monadh Mor and Beinn Bhrotain, the two rather far flung hills that are probably only visited by folk "doing" the Munros! Anyway, we reached both of these and as the wind was picking up we chose to descend back down to the Lairig Ghru.
The next fun bit was getting across the river so it was off with the boots, socks and with trousers rolled up and trekking poles out, we paddled across. The cold water was actually very refreshing on our tired feet. As it was now getting quite late, we chose a very comfortable spot for our bivvi for the night.
Today we were up early and we had different hills as our objectives for the morning. Kim headed off to Carn a' Mhaim and I went up to Devil's Point. By mid-morning we were both back at Corrour Bothy and stopped near the bridge for a cup of tea before the beautiful walk back along the Lairig Ghru to Aviemore. On the way back, we saw some lovely, clean, pink-streaked slabs that had me looking for climbing routes and we actually spotted a couple of climbers on what I think, after a quick look at the guide book, was The Palette which is opposite the bothy. It looked fantastic! I think I have a photo which I'll post later.
The weather for both days was good to us as it was sunny and warm on the first day with just enough of a breeze, most of the time, to keep the midges away. Today started off a bit cloudy then it was sunshine and blue skies all the way back home!
Meanwhile, Ron set off on Sunday with a film crew and more details here of what he got up to


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