Monday 20th June 2022
This was to be our final outing for this trip in the Scottish Highlands, ahead of a long journey home the next day. This Monday promised to offer the best weather of our long weekend and so we were bound for the higher ground. From Aviemore below, we drove up to the Cairn Gorm Base Station.
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Sunday 19th June 2022
As the fierce Scottish weather had begun to settle down a tiny bit, we drove down the road to Newtonmore and for what would be a first taste of the Munros for many of us.
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Saturday 18th June 2022
We awoke at the hostel in Aviemore, after our second night’s stay. With a forecast that still promised strong wind upon higher ground, we would again stick to the lower levels of the Scottish Highland, in the names of both safety and of sanity.
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Friday 17th June 2022
We’d arrived in Scotland the day before and checked in to the youth hostel in Aviemore. For a few of us within the group, this was our first ever trip north of Hadrian’s Wall.
We’d planned to be up on the mountains and Munros. But the weather had other ideas; with 60-70mph gusts forecast for the summits and still a good 40mph berating us lower down.
Continue reading “Two Lochs from Aviemore”