Monday, 5 October 2015

A weekend in the Cairngorms - Day 2

On the second day in Glenmore, I decided to walk up Meall a'Bhuachaille, a 820m high Corbett. But first, an amazing breakfast at my youth hostel: hot apple pie with lots of ice cream. Judging from the looks of my fellow guests I might have started a trend.

Off I went through nice woodlands until I reach An Lochan Uain - the small green lake.

And then off into the open heather landscape.

Soon Ryvoan Bothy came into view - will keep it in mind as an emergency accommodation, it looked quite cozy inside (although I was glad for my warm youth hostel room nonetheless).

 Then it goes up. The stairs are steep and I'm soon questioning why exactly I'm doing this.

The bothy is soon far below.

 The first major views were very rewarding:

And finally, the top, marked by a large storm cairn.

Great views of Loch Morlich:

Look at those views!

Suddenly, there were reindeer! I couldn't believe my eyes, it was amazing...

At some point they disappeared in the direction I had come from, so I decided to start the long descent.

I had to laugh when I saw this sign. Allow 5-6 hours - I needed only three, and I'm not even in good shape.

Pity the weekend was over so soon. I will be back!

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