Hill: Carn na h-Easgainn
Date: Friday 19th March 2010
Company: Myself and Colin
Dog friendly: Yes


For this walk we parked in lay-by 162 and passed through the tunnel under the railway line. In normal circumstances this would be a very straight-forward hill. Follow the good path all the way to the summit. The photos below fail to show the severe gale force winds that we faced ascending this hill. Every step took as much effort as wading through knee-deep snow.

Carn na h-Easgainn:


Looking back to start:


Carn na h-Easgainn:


Colin:


Not sure if this hut is still used? It looked empty.

Hut:


On reaching the wide ridge leading towards the summit, we got fine views of the Farr Windfarm.

Farr Windfarm:


I didn't take my usual number of summit photographs as it was difficult to hold the camera still enough to get a photo without getting blown over.

Looking towards Inverness from summit:


Instead of walking back the way we came, we opted to try to escape the wind by descending on a wide track directly from the summit towards the Allt na Loinne Mor and then onto Lynemore. We then walked back along the A9 to lay-by 162. We then drove a few kilometres along the A9 to a lay-by on the opposite side for an ascent of Meall Mor.

Hill: Meall Mor
Date: Friday 19th March 2010
Company: Myself and Colin
Dog friendly: Yes


We ascended Beinn a'Bheurlaich first which turned out to have better views than Meall Mor - good views of Inverness which are not visible from Meall Mor.

Colin ascending Beinn a'Bheurlaich of Meall Mor:


Inverness from summit of Beinn a'Bheurlaich:


We visited the two cairns on Beinn a'Bheurlaich before heading over to Meall Mor.

Kessock bridge (zoomed):


It was very windy at the summit of Meall Mor so we didn't hang around for long.

Beinn a'Bheurlaich from summit of Meall Mor:


Carn na h-Easgainn from Meall Mor:


Looking back to Meall Mor: