The Loch Lochy hills, Sunday 5 May 2019

Six hardy souls braved an uncertain weather forecast to ascend the hills north of Loch Lochy. They were rewarded by a good day out, with occasional snow showers, a biting wind, and excellent visibility.

Sron a’Choire Ghairbh

They strolled along the forestry track and up to the col via the Allt Glas Dhoire, thence up the excellent stalkers’ track to Sron a’Choire Ghairbh with suitable pauses to admire the view.

The descent was by way of Seann Mheall and Meall nan Dearcaig. We had a look into the corrie where the pumped storage hydro scheme is planned, before it disappears forever. But such is progress, and we like our electricity to be on tap, reliable and ideally green.

Descent, with the Great Glen in the background

Participants were old stagers Robin, Arthur, Michael and Ewen, accompanied by prospective new members Irene and Will. They were sufficiently impressed to join the club later; a big welcome to them! The day was rounded off with a visit to the ever-welcoming Bothy Bar in Fort Augustus.