Sunday, 20 July 2008

Glenmore Lodge to Devil's Point and back

19/7 28.5 miles 5700'

This was supposed to be another round of the Cairngorm 4000's but bad weather meant a change of plan.
Instead I met up with Lucy, Matt and Victor (aka Colin/Bunter etc!) at Glenmore Lodge in the pouring rain and we decided to head for the Lairig Gru and see how the weather progressed. Matt headed off solo for Bynack More and Victor shot off on his own saying something about us catching him up.
We ran through the Chalamain Gap and out to Corour bothy where we finally saw Victor again as he shot back in the other direction saying something about it being too cold to hang about and he was off again. Lucy and I decided to climb the Devil's Point as the weather had improved a bit. After a swift climb we hid in the summit shelter from the icy wind and sleaty showers (yes it is July!) quickly ate some food and then hammered it back down to the bothy.
We decided that was enough for one day and ran back to Glenmore Lodge this time via Loch Morlich, made a mega quick change because of the midgies and dashed down the road to Aviemore for the shelter of the Mountain cafe for a plate of soup!

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