Funny how such a recognisable icon of the mountains is a bit of a 1960’s shopping centre dropped on top of it.
However, I have in my hand a piece of paper, it is a plan of sorts and it says to me which trig points will be featured on these pages in the coming months.
First up, and as soon as the weather’s looking decent for a couple of days is A’Mhaighdean. I’m grinning widely as I think about that one.
I’ll be heading up the A9 to catch some of the tourist tops near Pitlochry and I’ll be taking a right turn in that same wee town to get to Braemar where I’ll be doing a few days in the Cairngorms here and there. I’ll be on home ground on the Glen Falloch Munro’s, criss-crossing the Arrochar Alps and hiding in the quite corners of Cowal.
I’m looking forward to another visit to Kintail, a trip across country from there to Gleann Beag and heading a little further north to Applecross. The empty lands between Loch Laggan and Loch Ericht are looking good for some quiet camps.
I’m not the best at planning, but when I have a plan like this it’s just like dangling a big carrot in front of me, well donut maybe, I want to get out the chair and grab it.