After Sgurr na Stri I thought my next outing may be a disappointment in the views department- how do you beat the view of the Black Cuillin Ridge!! Anyway I set off on a short hill day and decided on Meall Dubh on the way to Glen Sheil. The forecast was ok with some showers forecast but sunshine also expected! I set off from Glen Moriston and the sun was shining, I cursed the fact that I hadn't taken my bike as the track created by the windfarms would have been great to cycle along (didn't make this mistake on next Corbett outing though!:)). As it was, it also provided a grand way on to the hill for my walking boots!. The wind was picking up and a few showers were materialising in the west as I struck off south westward's towards the hill. The terrain was pretty much pathless and lower down the snow wasn't yet deep enough to cover the deep heather, much heather bashing done! The clouds were now darkening and as I approached the steepening near Coire an Eoin the blizzard started. The flakes were big from the start and the visibility immediately disappeared. The curtain of snow soon enveloped me and the map and compass were deployed as I headed upwards. Spindrift whipped around and I was soon searching my bag for my goggles - a very useful piece of kit in these conditions!! Cocooned from the elements I soon noticed the ground starting to level and a quick glance at the GPS revealed I was nearing point 745m on the map. It was at this point that the shower cleared the the east and as it did so the alien looking Turbines appeared one by one as the blizzards curtain revealed them. Their white rotating bodies a stark contrast tot he dark clouds behind...
I could now see the top and the cairn at the top. I pushed on up a little steepening and I was soon gawping at the stupendous view from the summit. I didn't need to worry about disappointment in the views department after Skye, this was grand. The views down Glen Sheil and further afield to the like of Knoydart were grand. This must be one of the finest views points of these hill perhaps ? A grand wee outing and once again a wee hill with big views on the top !!! A few snaps below....
Some thoughts and reports from my outdoors activties...