This is really two stories in one by Colin Wilson, a regular contributor to Walking Stories. The first is mainly about an evening in a bothy, which was almost ruined by difficulties in getting the fire to light! The climb up Beinn Dearg the next day is almost incidental.
The second covers the climb of the similarly-named hill, Carn Dearg, further to the west, from another bothy. It includes the kind of magical moment that we can all sometimes experience out in the hills, beautifully described.
Contributed by Colin Wilson - January 2007< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
|Location||16km (10 miles) south-west of Dalwhinnie, and 5 km (3 miles) west of Loch Ericht, north of Ben Alder|
|Date walked||6 January 2007|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||Requires a good level of fitness and strong footwear|
|Distance||About 7km (4 miles) from bothy|
|Height climbed||600m (2000 ft) approx|
|Map used||OS Landranger 42 - Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch|