Friday 21 November 2014

Amazing autumn sunset

Yesterday and today I was supervising a party of ATM students from UHI WHC on an overnight exped. We walked in the watery sunlight from the west end of Loch Arkaig to Kinbreak Bothy. After lunch and crossing the river we pressed on. I'd exerted some gentle persuasion as I was expecting a good sunset and the group agreed to camp high on Gairich Beag. It was well worth it. These pics have only been altered to tone down the amazing orange light. We got up for a quick breakfast before summiting Gairich and enjoying a sunny return.
The main right of way to Kinbreak from near the car park is a horrid boggy ATV track but the next pass to the west has a great old stalkers path over it- much nicer, a little lower, a little further but worth the detour.
 The locals
 Scott and his team below on the boggy track
 Nathan lifting his skirts to cross the river
 Light fading on Gairich Beag

 The group appear

 Bromance… Connor, where is your right hand!
 Kag enjoying the sunset
 Time to get the tents up
 Packing up in the morning
 A quick morning jaunt to the summit- cold ears Crunch?
 Gairich summit
 Team photo
Back to the bags 
Scott happy to be on a decent path!

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