Thursday, 7 November 2013
The 2013 Challenge, day 9: Feshie! (1)
My FWA was pretty much a repeat of what I had done in 2000 on my first Challenge. I had had good weather then, however, and had gone high to walk the Carn Dearg - Carn Dearg Mor - Carn Dearg Beag ridge before dropping down to the North and doubling back to Carnachuin and crossing the Memorial Bridge. My FWA, however, presupposed FW ... so no going high. And the Memorial Bridge was no longer there, so the FWA prescribed a diversion North to Stronetroper bridge, before returning and linking glens Feshie and Geldie. I therefore had a lot of distance to cover, even if not a lot of ascent. So I wanted to get going. As I climbed back up to the path, I turned and took this picture looking back down the Allt Bhran. Even on a dull and overcast day with a low cloud base, it looks pretty special!