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Monday, 30 May 2011

The 2011 Challenge, Day 1: Acharacle to Scamodale (4)

In due course the road brought me to Resipole, and I could see Beinn Resipole in the distance. To my great relief, the top was clear of clouds and I knew that I should be going up and over, rather than trudging round on the roads.

The path begins as a good track up beside a stream, and after a while there is a mysterious hut which I investigated for future reference to see whether it might, if necessary, serve as an emergency bothy. It was all but filled by a large water tank of some sort, and I concluded that it was not really available as an ad hoc shelter.

It was at this hut that I met another challenger, Caburn, who had stopped for a brew; and as we were both heading up to the top of Beinn Resipole, we walked together for a while.

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