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September 26, 2013

Standing on the edge

by backpackingbongos

The summit cairn is right on the edge of a two thousand foot drop straight down into the loch below.  It had turned out to be a lucky Friday the thirteenth, with warm sun and barely a breeze on this lofty Munro.  It was early evening so all the day trippers had returned back into the glen for the night.  I stood alone tracing out a route across the high plateau, working out where would be good to camp.  A couple of hours later I was pitching bang on the nine hundred metre contour.

The next night the promised first storm of the autumn was battering the high tops.


Two weeks later and I have yet to write this up properly.  I must get my coursework finished first…………