Slioch January 21 2017

Date: Saturday 21st January 2017

Weather: Clear winter day

Distance: 20.6km
Ascent: 1155m

Drove from Inverness to Incheril.

Kicked off Incheril in the dark, out to the bridge by dawn.

Ascended into the sun on the ascent of Meall Each, passed a few deer hinds loathe to move far.

Headed up Coire Sleagaich to take the standard path back to the lochans.

Nice view east to the Fannichs.

Coire na Sleaghaich:

Spotted a pair of Golden Eagles hunting together along the Sgurr a Thuill Bhain ridge.

Took the routine ascent – up into the Coire and then cutting back up to the lochan at NH 011 682. From there uphill to the summit area.

Loch Maree:

H on ascent:

Easy ascent, sat for a while at the summit. Great visibility – Ben Loyal north, south to Aonach Mor. Hebrides not really clear.


Descended down the Sgurr a Thuill Bhain ridge – further down than last time eased the angle of descent.

Great views across Bianasdail, sunlight not quite far enough round to light the crags well.

Local sunset descending from Meall Each. The hinds were still hanging around.

Goats seen near the bridge (no kids). The sun set showed above us.

Back to the car 1 hour post sunset. A dark to dark walk.

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