A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-Choire, came up next on the list, probably cause weather looked OK up that way. I remember nearly getting some decent ship shots on the way up.Yes, ships, not chips Nearly great, but not quite.
Also, remember start as being pretty arduous, rising steeply up the south ridge of A'Chralaig, struggling the keeep up with Jaf. It was a glorious morning, with a bit of an inversion going on over Glen Shiel and Loch Cluainie. T-shirt walking weather.
Good views of neighbouring hills and still some nice cornicing of snow, as we neared the summit, which unfortunately bcame shrouded in a bit of fog. Sure is a fine big cairn there, which we kept company for a while, to see if it would clear, but no. No point waiting too long, so after some grub we set off for Stob Coire na Craileag. It wasn't too long till things began to clear behind and ahead of us, revealing the fine ridge back to the Basket and ahead to the pinnacles, Na Geurdain.
We left our rucksacks at the top of Coire Odhair and moved on to decide what to do with the rocky stuff. I scrambled over them, a bit gingerly admittedly, but was good fun. Made it to the summit not far beyond that and enjoyed the fine views. Scrambled over a different outcrop on the way down, which was a bit trickier for me, but probably a dawdle to anyone else.
Pretty uneventful trip back out, most notable in that it was a bit of a damp, long trudge.
Another excellent trip to the hills and to cap it all, managed another photo of "my," cruise-liner, The Soubourne Quest, now in Fort William, on the way home
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