Started this walk at 0850 with the SHC. The weather was dry to start. It wasn't long before we walked up into the mist and cloud. Reaching a wooden laddered style, some of us made our way up and over before someone opened the gate 🤦♀️. It was a quick ascent reaching the top of Meall nan Tarmachan at 1038.
We descended from there and passed an area of water which brought back memories of a walk with my dad and sister. Did we walk this before I wonder. 🤔 We reached the second top, Meall Garbh at 1119 Again the view was pretty non existant.
Crossing the ridge was a bit windy with the Arctic feeling drizzle cutting into my hands whilst I took pictures. There was an air of excitement giving me a renewed sense of energy. This was dented when my knee began to give me pain on the descent after the ridge. Thankfully this didn't pose too much of a problem for too long.
We reached the third top, Beinn nan Eachan at 1202. The view again was not to be seen for the cloud and drizzle. It was quite challenging descending from here down the grassy and steep slopes, resulting in several of the group taking slips onto their rear. My knee had stopped giving me problems at this point which was a relief. We stopped for lunch at 1221 early on the descent.
It was a long easy walk along the track before turning right back down into the car park at 1425.
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