Malky gets eaten by his own hair on Stac Gorm!

Date walked: 31/05/2021

Time taken: 1.1 hours

Distance: 2.63km

Ascent: 198m

Although it doesn't look like it, this was a kayaking trip. Or it was meant to be! When we inflated the kayak on the side of Loch Duntelchaig it went BOOM - turned out that Malky's kayak repair skills were not quite as good as he thought :lol: Seeing as a nice relaxing evening of kayaking was clearly off the menu, I suggested a short stroll up Stac Gorm seeing as it was just down the road. Malky didn't have the most appropriate shoes on and I had socks with holes, but why not... :lol:

There's a good path all the way up Stac Gorm. The initial boggy sections were successfully, if not very gracefully negotiated. The heather either side of the narrow path was a bit painful on bare legs! Although we were walking fairly slowly, before too long we had reached the rockier and more interesting part of the hill

Loch Ruthven - the crappy phone camera doesn't really do it justice :roll:

At last we dragged ourselves out onto the summit - it was pretty windy but the views were excellent 8)

Brin Rock and Strath Nairn

Looking South - we could make out Gulvain and even Knoydart

Looking down Loch Ruthven to the Loch Lochy munros and Strathfarrar hills to the right

Ben Wyvis

Bit windy for Jaxtering :lol:

We found a sheltered (ish) side of the trig to sit behind and chill out. It was a beautiful evening for Malky to get eaten by his hair :lol:

Beinn Mheadhoin behind Dumnaglass and the edge of the Monadhliath

Eventually the call of dinner spurred us into action and we got going, back down the same way

Back at the car it was an easy drive home and surprisingly I had enough energy to make dinner - something which Malky took full advantage of :lol:

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