Meal a'Phubuill - Hill of the Tent

The last weekend this was allowed pre-lockdown.

Decent forecast for a couple of days, so some extreme social distancing was in order.  Plan was this hill on Friday and another couple on Saturday, but sadly only one hill completed.

Decent track beside the River Loy, with Druim Fada to the South

Track deteriorated a bit further up.  For a while I was concerned that the hill in front might be my target, but that's Meall Onfhaidh, The Hill of Fury, which is a Graham.  Not down to them yet!

That is my hill, a lot steeper and harder than it looks.
Heading up, Got a nice view of Druim Fada (another Graham).  I have come up the glen on the left.  Loch Eil visible down Glean Suileag

Some way still to go

Hills of Ardgour in the background

Cracking stuff

The ridge I am heading down after the summit.  Loch Arkaig on the left.

Looking to Gulvain from the summit.

Loads of hills.

The Druim Gleann Laoigh ridge home.  Plus more hills.

Proper social distancing.

From the start of the ridge, looking back to the hill I have just done, with Gulvan in the background.

The ridge in all it's glory.  What a day.

And looking back up the ridge - it was a long one.

On the drive back to Fort Augustus I stopped to capture this - Aonach Mor, Carn Dearg and Ben Nevis all looking resplendent.

A quiet night of relaxation, maybe not quite the full 2 metres but.... This was the day it was announced pubs were shutting.

The next day I had a walk up the path that follows the Allt Leachdach, past the Wee Minister, who is looking the worse for wear these days.

Had hoped to get up Sgurr Innse (on the left), but it was windy and icy and I was tired, so didn't quite get to the top.

Had also hoped to head up Cruach Innse on the way back, but again not today.

So near, yet so far.

And Cruach Innse.  Oh well one day I will get back here and up these two.

Shoulder of Stob Choire Claurigh on the left,  and Cruach Innse on the right

To the east, Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easian looking enticing.

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