For our sixth and final wild camp of the 2008 Challenge, Sue and I found this secluded spot by Allt Darrarie (NO319837) at about 550 metres, after a great day on the Lochnagar summits. Ann and Alvar Thorn had suggested the spot; Colin Tock was sceptical. The former were rewarded with a few pieces of chocolate caramel shortbread left for them by Sue on Carn an t-Sagairt Mor.
Darren Christie, who had to be helicoptered out in 2007, managed better this year, and he passed us with his friend Dawn, soon after we had pitched our tent. They are pictured below.
It's a great spot for a small tent, and we know that Sabine for one has been there more recently. There are lots more good camping spots further up Allt Darrarie towards Shielin of Mark, but this is possibly the most sheltered.
Having enjoyed nine wild camps in 2007, when I was a solo walker, Sue and I had just six such camps this year. We were a little more sociable than I had been the previous year, utilising five campsites and two B&Bs. We have a number of very good friends whom we first encountered on this 2008 Challenge.