9km 325m 3.5h
Meall nan Eagan- Being Sunday means we can park by the quarry gates off the A889, once dubbed the most dangerous road in Britain - seeing the way some people drive up here, that comes as no big suprise. I`m glad to have Stewart for company. We gear up. The old drovers route to Feagour. A track follows the Allt An`t Sluic past a same name lodge, before it opens out to a wide triangular bogland. Today it is frozen so we can crunch our way in a direct line for the summit. Dry and sunny with a wind at our backs, Stewart leads while I trail along behind. The scrub gives way to heather then snow, we make steady progress to climb snowy slopes, crags, a line of fence posts leads to its cairned top.
The wind howls around us created perhaps by Dirc Mhor and Dirc Bheag, two glacial meltwater channels that lie between us and the Fara. The tops hidden by cloud, I can see the “window” on Meggie, yesterdays hill and the Denny line of pylons striding across the glen. Unable to eat here we return the way we came and stop lower down, then head back the way we came.
So another tick Creag liath my hundredth Graham, not yet half way.
Seen enroute - deer an more deer - most I`ve seen for a while, birds and dead badger on the way home.
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