Date: Thursday 7th June 2012
Up to strike the tent at 0600 – a lovely still scene with a flat calm loch. Words to strike horror into the hearts of Scottish campers as it inevitably means the midge are waiting outside your tent door.
Managed to grab some cocoa and nibbles in the tent and then gathered things up. Midge Jackets are the no.1 accessory for the Scottish summer.
A few km drive to the start point – an enlarged layby at NM 572 305. We followed a faint path up the Allt Ghillecaluim past a few attractive falls and pools.
We got to the summit in a little over an hour. Quite clear to the north. A rather interesting perspective with Ardgour to the north and on beyond to the NW highlands with Lochaber to the E of this.
One of the pools had caught our eye on the ascent – after 2 nights wild-camping with the midge we were keen for a bath so we picked a nice bathroom. Had to fetch a drowning 4-spotted chaser out of our chosen tub: