Date: Saturday-Sunday 25th-26th March 2017
Distance: 9.6 + 11.2km
Ascent: 1100 + 250m
Started out from Fort William early – we were considering heading over from Glenfinnan to camp on the Graham An Stac again. Parked at Glenfinnan and considered….decided to be lazier and head up Rois-Bheinn from Glen Moidart instead.
Back in the car and drove round to park at the church public car park at Kinlochmoidart NM 710 727.
A beautiful spring morning. We walked from the car on the marked path through the grounds of Glen Moidart House and on through the deciduous woods beyond.
We’d seen the new hydro track running up to Loch nam Paiteam from afar and had wondered about using it to ascend Brunery Hill, and on over the Dhomhuills to Rois-Bheinn.
In the event we took the old stalker’s path marked on the OS which made for a fine ascent to the high lochs.
Wandered round Loch nam Paiteam and up Brunery Hill.
From Sgurr Dhomhuill Mor we took a straight line across the bealach and steeply up Rois-Bheinn to the west top, filtering the night’s water close to the summit.
We had our tea and watched as night developed. I have to say that we’ve become rather addicted to these western seaboard high camps. Spotting the lights and lighthouses of the west of Scotland is something I never tire of.
Off to bed – there had been a chilly breeze in the evening, but temperatures seemed to rise and the wind dropped out overnight.
We had breakfast and then packed up in a leisurely manner – we were going to reverse route so there wasn’t any rush.
We took the new hydro road down – it runs from just west of Brunery Hill and drops madly steeply down to the farm at Brunery.
From there we walked out the road and back to the car.
Such a beautiful spring day – we were sure that we had many, many such weekends to come for 2017…..aye right.