Wednesday, 6 November 2013
The 2013 Challenge, day 4: Glensulaig to the Old Pines (1)
There had been an overnight snowfall, and when stepped out of the bothy it was to the sight of snow lying on Druim Gleann Laoigh down to about 450 metres (pictured). In such conditions, even if I had not had medical issues, and even if I had been camped at Na Socachan (as my route card said I should be) rather than holed up in Glensulaig bothy, I should not have been attempting Gulvain. Rather, I would have been following my FWA (Foul Weather Alternative) route, the first 6 kilometres of which would have brought me through the bealach between Meall Onfhaidh and Meall a' Phubuill to Glensulaig bothy. So, after falling behind schedule on the first two days of the CHallenge, I was now 6 kilometres ahead of schedule. This was looking good!