I wasn't planning to do any walking today due to feeling fatigued for some reason, but ended up being a spur of the moment decision (or should it be Sgurr of the moment). I'd decided that I was going to indulge in a 'dirty' Maccies breakfast and then probably just dawdle around Fort William, but after parking in a Glen Nevis lay by to indulge in my sausage and egg Mcmuffin I watched the cloud slowly lifting to reveal a very inviting looking Sgurr aMhaim and so decided a single and steady Munro day was on. I would head up the path from the lower falls until the split and then decide whether to carry on following the Allt Coire a'Mhusgain and then double back along the Devils ridge to the Sgurr, or cut straight up the NW ridge to the summit and then return via the devils ridge. As it turned out I met a top chap who's name escapes me (although I am writing this 7 months on ) and we just did an up and back on the NW ridge. I think he said he was about 67, an ex copper and was a Munro completer but said he was now feeling it a bit and was just taking it steady and just enjoying being out on the hill. After assuring each other that each would definitely be slower than the other we just had a veeery leisurely and enjoyable day.
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