Felt really frail again this morning, but got out the earliest yet. Decided to reconnoitre the pass today. Went for breakfast at Crafts and Things (again!) and then set off down the main road in the direction of the Scottish National Trust visitor centre. Went in and wandered around Michael Macgregor’sphotographic exhibition, which was pretty bloody excellent, before setting off into the abyss.
I set off towards Aonach Dubh ‘a Ghlinne, and had a good look at its West bank, but decided that Cameron McNeish’s route looked a bit too steep for the wreck that I felt like. I decided to climb Sgor na h-Ulaidh from the end of the landrover track instead. Then I went as far as the base of Am Bodach, gaining a good look at the Three Sisters in the process.
I actually managed to drink a couple of litres of the water, so felt hydrated for the first time since leaving Birmingham. I also discovered that wearing an inner pair of socks prevents creating all the blisters I had got in the first couple of days – as I rarely blister. Suffered with a tight left achilles tendon most of the day though.
Having checked out the weather forecast at the visitor centre, I decided to attempt Sgor na h-Ulaidh on Friday, Bidean nam Bian on Sunday, possibly put in a third climb on the Tuesday. Had dinner in the Clachaig again – really couldn’t be bothered to cook! Didn’t get as much trouble of the midges today, and got a little suntan. Landed.