Accompanied by my regular walking companions Hayden Measham and Richard Pratt, a week of poor weather, and some very poor real ale at the Clachaig, but we still managed to climb
1. The Pap of Glencoe, Sgorr na Ciche 742m (under 4 hours up & down, easy walking, but steeper loose ground near the summit). Great views as far north as Ben Nevis and the Grey Corries, of Loch Leven, and the nearby ridge of Aonach Eagach and Bidean nam Bian.
|On the Pap of Glencoe|
Easy walking, but care required in snow and mist if you should do this route, given some very steep gullies adjacent to the path as you approach the summit. Predictably, the cloud came in as we approached the top, and the temperature plummeted with wind chill.Some good views to Loch Linnhe and Glen Nevis on the descent. Three hours up, and three hours down.
|'Tourist Route' up to Ben Nevis|
|On Ben Nevis|
|Colin and Richard in a gale, approaching summit of Ben Nevis|
|Cold lunch on summit of the 'Ben'|
|Colin and Richard on summit of Beinn na Caillach|
|Aonach Eagach ridge from summit of Mam na Gualainn|
|Summit of Mam na Gualainn|
|Bidean nam Bian from the Clachaig Inn|
Guidebook: Ben Nevis & Glen Coe by Chris Townsend (Collins)