Was glad to get off the stone pitched path and across the stream.
Calf's were starting to feel it after yesterday's walk.
Then it came into view- what I'd be skirting round and then walking on top of half an hour later. Awesome walk over the boulders to the summit and close to the gulleys at times.
All that effort to get to Stob Coire nan lochan and it's not a munro! What are you playing at SMC.
Hey ho thems the rules!!
A quick look over to Bidean and there was a small snow patch on the right so I decided to head left ascending. Right move as it is the right way. Faint path up to the summit.
And what a summit.
360 views again today.
Wow factor again today.
2 days running after a great day on The Ring of Steall yesterday.
Across down and up to sgreamhach where I bumped into 2 lads - 1st I'd seen so far.
Down to the wee cairn and carefully down to where the scree sliding began.
Suppose I could have gone left a bit but there were a fair few heading up that way up to Sgreamhach.
A couple of hundred metres sliding carefully down the scree saved a bit of time though.
Into the valley next - so flat and an awesome sight.
Then it was onto the good path through some rocks and trees down to the steps/ ladder and back to the car park.
So glad I'd gone the other way as I had the mountain all to myself for the 1st few hours.
Lots of tourists and families just going up into the Lost Valley.
Good on them At least they've moved further than their car door with there camera and explored a bit. Hopefully some of the younger ones will get the bug.
Beautiful mountain range.
Cap doffed to Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach.
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