There wasn’t a path as such but we made our way to the top anyway (around 2000ft). Or at least we thought we did. Time after time after time we kept getting to what we thought was the top to be confronted by another peak!
It was a cold clear day and the views were spectacular! You could see over to loch long, arrochar, Ben ime, the cobbler and right over to Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond. It really was stunning and nice to see some of the peaks I’d already climbed.
As the sun was going down it was about 15:15 and I was a little worried we might not make it to the third peak before it got dark. We were walking along a ridge from the 2nd peak to the 3rd and thought maybe a sensible option might be to cut the walk short to get back still in daylight.
We could see the top, but it looked miles away. We deliberated a bit, thinking it might be safer just to go down, but decided we had time on our side and still had it in us to get up and down before it got dark at around 5pm.
We reached the top of the third peak around 10 minutes later and the views were amazing. We were around 2300ft up this time and could see all around us: across to Ben Lomond, and all the way down (or up?) Loch Lomond.
Jackie was being a little cautious going downhill at the start, then towards the end she was running down the hill like a hill goat. It was really funny. I had started off running down, then was being more cautious the further down we got. It was a little wet under ground and I was worried I might slip… Which I did of course. I managed to save my bum from hitting the ground, but nearly twisted my knee and landed my hand in some muddy mess.
This was me when we got back to the car at around 5pm. I had a bagel and cottage cheese to keep me going, then we drove home to Glasgow.
12.5 miles, 3 (50?) peaks, 6.5 hours. 🙂
Here’s the Garmin link for it.
And with all that walking and activity, got my most Nike fuel points ever, over 10,000! Jeezo. What a day to remember! Well worth taking a day off work for! 🙂