6 days running across the North-West Highlands
Just back from 6 days running across the North-West Highlands. Running relay legs with Mark Roberts, Lou Roberts & Steph on a variation of the Cape Wrath Trail. Unfortunately I had to bail at Inchnadamph due to work commitments (and as it turned out an injury) but am pleased to say that Mark & Lou made it to Cape Wrath.
Day One: Glen Cona to Glenfinnan / Glenfinnan to Strathan (Loch Arkaig)
The direct line from Glenfinnan – steep but effective
High-level ridge running towards Streap (909m)
Me (with Mark behind) on the summit of Streap
Day Two: Strathan to Kinloch Hourn / Kinloch Hourn to Glen Shiel
The high-level route through Knoydart
Mark approaching Ben Aden. Loch Quoich behind.
Mark negotiating one of the few river crossings
Day Three: Glenshiel to Killilan / Killilan to Strathcarron
Easier terrain in Glen Ling
Day Four: Strathcarron to Torridon (Ling Hut) / Torridon to Kinlochewe
Mark near the summit of Spidean Coire Nan Clach on Beinn Eighe
Proper ankle breaker terrain. Hard boulder running descending to Kinlochewe
Day Five: Kinlochewe to Corrie Hallie / Corrie Hallie to Ullapool
Mark & Seren enjoying the path on the run into Lochan Fada
Boggy, pathless terrain resumes. Looking south towards Slioch.
Mark besides Loch An Nid. An Teallach in the distance.
The long track to Corrie Hallie after nearly 20 miles of running.
Day Six: Ullapool to Oykal Bridge / Oykal Bridge to Inchnadamph
Beyond Benmore Lodge. Mountainous terrain resumes.
Mark in a remote corner of Assynt, beneath Conival