Naked Munros
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Stob a' Choire Mheadhion

(Written by Stuart)

It was a straight forward ascent, following a ridge, initially over boggy and hummocky ground, and eventually we reached a reasonable path that took us up through the crags above us and onto the top of the main ridge. We met a few people on the ridge, and I don’t think any of them were British. The Munros can be a cosmopolitan place sometimes!

But we were making slow time as we picked our way up the path through the crags. Karla was not quite as recovered from the piggie sniffles as I'd hoped, and I wasn't exactly moving fast either, for reasons that would become obvious. But the views were magnificent on such a beautiful day, so we were in no hurry.

Time was beginning to be a problem though. The days were getting shorter and we were beginning to wonder if we would have time to make the second Munro. Although the first summit was in sight our turn around time was approaching and we knew we were going to have to make a decision – either do photos on both summits quickly or just do the first summit properly and turn back.

When we finally reached the first summit, we decided we would turn back here, but not before giving the peak the time it deserved. We found that the high winds and almost razor sharp rocks underfoot could not stop us enjoying ourselves.

But the landscape was beautiful, and once past the crags we decided to stop for a while and enjoy the scenery. The light was beautiful, the skies were clear and the landscape inspiring, all of which made for some beautiful photos on the way down.

Back at the car I was exhausted, and I felt terrible. By the morning I would realise why I had been so slow on the mountain as Karla's piggie sniffles caught up with me, leaving me in bed for a week.


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