Tuesday 12th October 2021

Another wet ascent of Ben Wyvis (9.25 miles).

This is my second time doing this walk in 2021. I heard that Mairi’s boyfriend, Graham, was thinking of going up Ben Wyvis and I invited myself along. He kindly did not reject my request.

Graham came to our house at 10.00 and after something to eat he drove us to the Ben Wyvis car park beyond Garve. The cloud was well down and we headed up. We got caught in one very light shower of drizzle. Near the ridge we stopped for lunch. We were fortunate as the cloud lifted for a short while and we could see a little.

There are some hills poking through the cloud.

Because of condensation I had to take my specs off.

The first summit, An Cabar. The poster on the cairn is asking walkers to stick to one path to try and limit erosion. We did meet several other groups on their way down as we were going up. We had the summit ridge to ourselves.

This is the summit with the old trig station. We were a bit damp as the cloud and mist condensed on us. We didn’t stop, just took a few photos and looked around. It was so different from doing it with Charlie back in August but still lovely in its own wild way.

Then it was down. Here reaching the boulder that is quite a landmark.

Back down at the river in the Bealach Mor which was in spate. We had a refreshing drink from it. It looked kind of like tea with all the peat in the water.

We got back down to the car park in the late afternoon and Graham dropped me off at Contullich. A grand day out as Wallace and Gromit would say!