I have always had a pipe dream to have a campervan…. Days spent in the back of the car become crammed and uncomfortable and I dreamt of a day I could have some more comfort!
Anyway, my cousins rent out their campervan and very kindly loaned me it for a week . Superb – I had a bit of a bagging bug the last few weeks so decided as the forecast wasn’t great, that I would bag some of the remaining Corbetts I hadn’t done. Initially I was headed for the Loch Arkraig area, but for some reason or another (cant remember!) I decided to loiter just to the south and bag the Corbetts I hadn’t done in Ardgour, Moidart and Sunart! Excellent plan! Sunday afternoon was looking the best weather for the week so I decided to get the hardest hike done first that was Beinn Odhar Beag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh. As I started , things looked ok, but as I got higher I was soon in the clag and I wasn’t expecting much in the way of views .
However, just before I reached the top of the first Corbett , Beinn Odhar Beinn, the cloud blew away leaving tremendous views – I was a happy hiker. Next up was the long drop before heading up the steep grassy slopes of Beinn Mhic Cedidh. I was pretty tired after a busy weekend and the drive up etc etc but the change in in weather fortunes had put a stride in my step J The views for the summit of Cedidh were grand with the Rois Bhienn circuit looking superb.
First view by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
Lochan high on the hill by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
Loch Sheil by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
Peak Peeking out by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
It was getting through into the evening now and the showers were starting to rattle through and I eventually finished the walk with a rather damp road walk back to the car! This is where the camper van came into its own – I popped the roof , got the heater on and had a cup of tea after changing in comfort to nice dry clothes J
Camper van night one spot by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
Thunderstorms beyond the camper by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
It was a relatively demanding round for an afternoon/evening but I was glad I had got these two in the bag
Note – the next evening after summiting Beinn Resipol, I was flicking through my Corbett book and discovered I had already climbed these hills back in the winter of 2014!! Doh!!
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