Saturday, 11 May 2013

Glen Lyon

In contrast to Knoydart, our outing last Saturday to climb Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Maury and Meall nan Soybean was not quite so idyllic!
The sun was shining as we headed north up the Invervar Burn to climb northwest up grassy slopes to the summit of Carn Gorm. The strong wind forecast for later in the day was already blowing, carrying with it flurries of snow, and we trudged on in deteriorating visibility. Snow ceded to rain, and the views which make this high level circuit a joy were sadly non existent. By the time we reached the summit of Carn Mairg the wind was blowing around 35-40mph, so we decided to descend by Allt Coire a Chearcaill to Invervar over sodden ground. I think we all enjoyed ourselves, despite the challenging conditions!


The weather recently has been pretty dismal so I thought I'd cheer everyone up with a couple of photos taken in Knoydart at the beginning of April. Perfect conditions for a brief trip to this glorious part of Scotland to climb Ladhar Bheinn. At sea level the sun was warm though quite a cold breeze blew, and from the top we had a wonderful 360 degree vista of snow topped mountains, interspersed with plumes of smoke rising from many small hill fires.