Sunday 25 March
The day dawned clear and the Tigh na Mara 5 (me, Dave, Barry, Andrew and Julie - Sue B must have been at work or tripping elsewhere) set off to the foot of Foinaven. On a lovely day with a cool breeze on the tops and occasional wisps of low-level cloud. Dave and Julie completed the Foinavon traverse whilst Andrew, Barry and I ambled up Meall Horn and strolled back via Lone, where 'No Pedestrians' must use the bridge.
This turned out to be just a Health and Safety sign and not a bar to entry to this fairly remote area.
We saw just one person, an elderly Scotsman, on our walk,
plus Barry befriended an Englishman from
10:00 start after 1½ hour drive.
11:40 - 55 - stop on path where Julie and Dave continued up Foinaven.
13:00 - 15 - first summit.
13:45 - 50 - main summit (Meall Horn).
14:00 - 25 - lunch above col before sharp descent to LRT at 160 metres.
15:55 - reach LRT, then back to car by 17:00.
Several herds of deer seen.
Then we drove north for 20 minutes or so to meet Julie and Dave at the end of their ascending track.
Quite a long wait - they eventually appeared at 18:45, so it was after 8 pm by the time we got back to Ullapool. Nice drive with the setting sun.
Also got a good deer silhouette photo from the end of Julie and Dave's track. They had a difficult descent over steep snow to get off Foinaven.
No time for a shower - we all gathered in the
Phil and Sue had enjoyed a walk on Quinag.