Fantastic. What a way to spend one of the hottest days of the year.
We set off early and climbed most of the way to the saddle in shadow, then were hit by brilliant sunshine and a fabulous inversion. The pull up towards the cairn at 902 metres is quite steep and loose in places but eminently manageable. After then it’s a wonderful ridge walk towards a seemingly impossible summit, but which is actually very easy. As everyone says, go beyond for the best views down Loch Etive.
You can see the two lairigs route clearly down below - it inspired us to come back and walk that.
Back over to the second Munro, a shorter but harder ascent from the saddle. Perfect views north, we lingered for ages. We felt we could see the whole world from up there.
A great way to celebrate almost twenty years since we first met!
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