After walking Beinn Dubhchriag and Ben Oss last week my aim was to find something a bit longer to increase fitness and stamina as I have plans for some longer walks later in the year. Beinn a'Ghlo seemed a good choice and with the forecast looking good I headed off early and got to Loch Moraig for just after 7am. Beautiful day but is was very cold and breezy at the top - especially on Carn nan Gabhar as its very rocky and exposed.
Carn Liath in the early morning sun
View South West from the slopes Carn Liath
View from the Carn Liath Cairn across to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and Carn nan Gabhar
Ridge north to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain
I disturbed some red deer as I was dropping down from Carn Liath.
View back across the fantastic ridge to Can Liath.
View from Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain cairn to Carn nan Gabhar
View back up to Carn nan Gabhar
Carn nan Gabhar cairn back to trig point.
My feet were getting sore so I decided to just drop down at the bealach rather than go over Airgiod Bhienn as the drop from there is very steep. View back to Carn Liath from Allt Bealach an Fhiodha
Airgiod Bheinn on walk out.
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