Monday, 17 February 2014

Is the Monument meant to be over there?

Craig and Bill took a group of keen walkers from Glasgow Life to the hills above Dalmally on Sunday.  The snow on the hills looks quite beautiful at present; there is lots of it but avalanche risks abound higher up and common sense is required when venturing to the Scottish hills at this time.

Our walk took us to 500m and broke out onto open ground around this height after a pleasant walk through the forest.   A path to the ubiquitous radio masts then saw us strike across country to Loch an Stacain.

The views were to die for and the weather very friendly; one snow squall passed us between spells of sun.   The temperature rose through the day and although the snow line sat around 400m, it was a very wet pack and in need of a good freeze to make walking less strenuous.

We completed a great circular walk, bar the final 100m ascent to the van, in the dark and made a hasty dash for coffee and cake to the Green Welly Stop and thence home.  A 10/10 day in the Scottish hills, which goes to show you don't need big mountains to have a big day.  

Some more pics of the day...

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