When the forecasts all suggest cloudy summits, you feel like you’ve won when you reach the top and the clouds part for you!!
That’s what happened on our wee trip along the Tarmachan Ridge late in the summer. Arriving later than our usual crack of dawn timings we took a mornings amble up to Mall nan Tarmachan and then over to the highlight of the ridge – Meall Garbh and the short ridge beyond. The summit was in the cloud all the way up but as we approached the summit, it was almost as if someone flipped a switch for our arrival and the clouds parted allowing us to look over the top of the cloud layer and bath in the sunshine.
We then continued to Meall Garbh and whoever flicked the switch for our arrival at the Munro then decided enough was enough and flipped it back with the clouds rolling bac in over the top of us. Back before lunchtime we headed back home to gain some well needed brownie points but still had a grand adventure on the hill.
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