It was nice to chat with so many people during this walk. It was hot and sunny during the first couple of hours of walking.
Track towards Ben Wyvis:
Looking towards An Cabar:
Looking back to the flag bearers (full zoom):
View from lower slopes of Ben Wyvis:
Ascending An Cabar:
Once on steeper ground, the group started to spread out during the ascent.
Looking back (panorama):
On reaching the large boulder, about half-way up An Cabar, the group stopped for a brief rest to allow everyone to catch-up.
A rest at the large erratic:
From the erractic, I set off ahead of everyone else - wondering if I would be able to ascend the two Munro Tops beyond the summit and then get back to the summit in time for everyone else arriving. I abandoned this idea on reaching the summit as the two tops were too far away – I would never have
made it back in time.
As I progressed up the hill, some cumulonnimbus clouds gave me some cause for concern. I don’t like being up hills in thunder and lightning.
Looking across to Little Wyvis from An Cabar:
Top of An Cabar:
Looking towards summit of Ben Wyvis from An Cabar:
We were really fortunate with the weather as several showers passed by to the East and West of Ben Wyvis.
A passing nearby shower:
Looking back towards An Cabar:
I reached the summit of Ben Wyvis fifty minutes before the rest of the group.
Summit of Ben Wyvis:
It was nice to spend over an hour at the summit taking photos and chatting with other walkers.
View from the summit of Ben Wyvis:
I enjoyed two Munro completion celebrations at the summit - a woman from Fife also completed on Ben Wyvis circa 30 minutes before Ron.
First Munro completion at the summit of Ben Wyvis:
Looking towards Nigg from the summit of Ben Wyvis:
Looking towards Nigg from the summit of Ben Wyvis (zoom):
Group at summit of An Cabar taken from Ben Wyvis summit (full zoom):
Aultguish Dam and Loch Glascarnoch (full zoom):
It was nice to chat with everyone again once they reached the summit.
Kevin and Scoob approaching the summit:
Approaching the summit:
Well done Ron!
Ron at the summit of Ben Wyvis:
It was also nice to meet and walk with Kevin, who is currently undertaking a
continuous Munro round:
Kevin at the summit of Ben Wyvis:
Pauline approaching the summit of Ben Wyvis:
I think the photo at the summit shows how great a day this was.
Group photo at the summit:
Pauline and Ron atop the summit trig point:
We returned to the car park via the same route.
Apart from one brief shower, and a distant rumble of thunder, the weather was
much better than anticipated.