Day 2 had been rationalised (ie shortened) on the advice of my vetter. So although I was a few km behind I should be able to catch up.
Saturday was the one day with a good weather forecast before gales on Sunday so I wanted to make the most of it.
As I marched along the ridge I realised there was a little top just after the spot where I should head for the valley. Sgurr nadh Aide was added to the list.
Descending trackless always takes longer than expected and despite a 7 o’clock start I didn’t the valley and the beginning of my route until after 10.30.
An hour later I was on the side track heading up to the bealach between Sgurr na Ciche and Garbh Chioc Mor. Slow going with my pack on my back over rough country, I was glad to leave it at the pass while I moved to the top of the first munro. Snow underfoot covered with cloud and blowing a gale this was not a spot to linger.
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