I was back out chasing Carole around the North West Highlands today, this time, we were bagging the two Munros and six Munro Tops (and deleted Tops) on Liathach.
It started off as a rather murky day as we made the steep climb up to the first Munro; Mullach an Rathain. From here, we ventured off-piste, and descended the Northern Pinnacles, to grab the Munro Top of Meall Dearg. This lesser travelled route feels quite serious, with quite a bit of loose, damp rock, so we took it slowly and took plenty of care in both descent and ascent. Having climbed it in winter, I can definitely say it’s a more enjoyable outing when well frozen!
Once back on the main ridge, we were able to move a bit quicker over the remaining Tops, and took in the Am Fasarinen Pinnacles. It was great to reach the final Top; Stuc a’ Choire Dhuibh Bhig, our 17th top of the two days.
Speaking of winter, our winter course dates for 2018-19 are now up on-line, so if you fancy learning winter hill walking skills, tackling a snowy mountaineering ridge or be guided up a classic ice climb on Ben Nevis, head over to: https://westcoast-mountainguides.co.uk/winter-courses/