Took the long scenic route for a circuit rather than 'T Junction'. Sunny but cold at start. After about 3k of increasingly steep ascent up a clear but rough path, headed NW on to N ridge of Stob Coire nan Lochan. then S across boulder field and great walk along pinnacles to summit - some scrambling. SCnL should be a Munro - its big and tough enough. Great views from top. Saw myself projected as Brocken Spectre!! Sadly vanished before I got camera ready. Headed SW to summit of Bidean. Views great but if similar to SCnL.
Met Glasgow schoolteacher who wrongly thought SCnL was Bidean and B was Sgreamhch - ie his 2nd of the 2 Munros. He was gutted when I told him no! He did catch his spectre on phonecam however.
We headed down to beallach and up long slog to Stob Coire Sgreamhach. Great views. Good ridge along Beinn Fhada but losing time so returned to beallach.
The 'path' descended steeply through treacherous loose scree before becoming firmer towards the valley floor. After a spell it rose again to climb above the Lost Valley and we had to descend an awkward 'rake' on the route back down to floor level and the slog to the footbridge, steel staircase and car park. Great day, great views and a 'spectre'!!
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