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Blog for October 11th, 2017

October 11th, 2017
Windy day for CMD Arete
Carn Beag Dearg, Carn Dearg Meadhonach, Carn Mor Dearg

Too Windy
A windy day today and although it might not be possible to do the CMD Arete to Ben Nevis, the clients still wanted to see if it was possible

We headed up the hills to see what the conditions were like. Although initially not too windy, it became worse as the day went on

At Carn Mor Dearg a collective decision was made to turn back
Allt a' Mhuilinn in fast flow after recent rainfall
Ben Nevis obscured by clouds
Looking to Loch Eil with Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe (Half way lochan) just showing on left
Start of ascent to Carn Dearg Meadhonach
Still ascending Carn Dearg Meadhonach
Top of Carn Mor Dearg, end of walk due to high winds
Starting the walk back
Aonach Mor to the east
Looking at Aonach Mor from lower cairn on Carn Dearg Meadhonach
Looking up to Carn Dearg Meadhonach
Sun starting appear on Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe (Half way lochan)
Slightly clearer view than in the morning
Dog lichen (Peltigera canina) on edge of woods