Ascent – 961m. Distance – 14.9km
All images Panasonic G9 with Leica 12-60mm (minimal post production in Camera+ on iPhone so don’t expect too much)
Swallows alarm clocked me at 5:30. I’ve had worse. The rain less inviting. But a short day today so wets on and off I head.
Now Scotland does rain. But I swear the drops are bigger here. And wetter. And last longer. By the time I m at top of hill it’s whiteout – which is when it all started to unfold. I followed the direction signs painted on the rocks and trees and started my descent. But the Refugio didn’t appear so I checked. And I’m off the wrong ridge. About 1000ft down. Cold. Wet through. Clouds started to clear and sure enough, by the time I’m at the top again the “other” Alta Via sign was now visible. (Why have the same sign you ask, well trust me so do I!)
But for all the pain by the end of the walk had shot the following in sublime woods. They defy description. I only wish I wasn’t freezing and shower wet through. Worth every second of the error though. (Especially now it’s over and I’m dry and warm 😉