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three5four0
2011-10-06 02:18:39
Scottish MV? And a note for Wicklore Part 2
So on we pushed on, with the wind doing its best to sand blast our faces, up the broken ridge onto the main ridge proper and the delightful blocky ridge out Spidean Coire nan Clach. (and for those who visit here in the mist, the trig point is not the summit of the munro!). Time was pressing on and I suspected Coire an Laoigh - our descent route - might be packed with hard re frozen snow. We descend off the ridge onto the spur leading to Stuc Coire an Laoigh and made it to the top of our descent route, just as darkness fell.

So on with the head torches it was, followed by crampons and ice axes and into the darkness and silence we went, front pointing with our crampons and daggering with our axes. We knew this banked up steep section would only last about 60-70 metres and then slope would then easy considerably. I looked down through my crampon front points to my friend below, it all looked very alpinein the beam of my head torch! A cars headlights shone along the glen far below and stopped for a while as our head torches had probable caught there eyes. Soon we were on the coire floor, crampons off, a few layers of clothing off and following the stalkers path down to Glen Torridon.

Just as you near the the road there is a small plantation of trees, here the path cross and re crosses a small stream. As we tramp past this the ground was thick with frost, we both stopped and looked and stared, as our head torches had picked up fresh animal tracks, their paw marks melting the frost to leave a trail on the rocks in front of us. The tracks were obviously only minutes old, other wise the ground would have re frozen. We pointed our head torches one way then the next, catching eyes being reflected back, a deer perhaps, then an odd noise. But then again, a deer does not leave paw marks!
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