Our route took us down the Lairig Leacach near Spean Bridge, down into Glen Nevis which presented us with a river crossing of the Water of Nevis before a rough and boggy climb up to our camp for the night in Coire an Lochain, just below Sgurr Eilde Mor.
|Passing the Lairig Leacach Bothy|
|Wet boots anyone?|
An early start the next morning saw us making a soggy and sweaty accent onto the main ridge of the Mamores. The group all did excellently and quickly guided myself and Al up Na Gruagaichean, Stob Corie a' Chairn, Am Bodach and Sgurr an Lubhair before we dropped out of the cloud to make camp just above the lochan in the corrie between Sgurr an Lubhair and Stob Ban.
|A cloudy camp 2|
The final day of our expedition started with a frantic dash to pack tents away before they blew away. Although much clearer and drier than the previous two days a strong northerly wind made for a chilly and very blustery climb up Stob Ban, followed by a quick run along the rest of the ridge before dropping off from Mullach Nan Coirean down to the old vitrified fort. From here a final push along the last section of the West Highland Way brought us back into town by half 2.
|Which ways home again?|
The guys all did brilliantly and we managed to get three great mountain days, although there may be a few stiff legs and sore feet in the pub tonight (my own included!)