The intention for our cautious return to the whole Munro thing was to do Sgairneach Mor and Beinn Udlamain, starting from Drumochter summit. I'd done these two (along with Geal Charn) a few years back but I'd started from Balsporran Cottages, so the whole anticlockwise thing was new to me.
In the event, once we got to the top of the first yin, by lucky happenstance we established that all things considered we both could have been doing with getting home early, to try and rack up some much-needed domestic Brownie points.
So, serendipity dictated that we had a smashing three hour walk in bright (if cold) conditions, and yours truly was back down the road at about 3pm, in time to take Molly - who isn't a winter hillwalking dug - down the Castle. Jorja was there too, of course. A Munro in the morning doesn't mean she's no' ready for a proper walk in the afternoon.
|A' Mharconaich from the lower slopes of Sgairneach Mor|
|Hurry up, eh?|
|The Sow of Atholl|
|Mysterious shadows point to A' Mharconaich. Or something.|
|I'm not entirely sure if there's a sizeable cornice there or not, but we weren't letting the dugs get too close|
|Jorja & Maura at the summit|
|The magnificence of Ben Alder|
|The WBD failing to add to the magnificence of Ben Alder.|