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Wednesday 2 July
Drove east in search of better weather. Walked up Coire Ardair to the lochan, then up to The Window, and back over the ridge of Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath. Reasonably good weather apart from a really fierce gale on the ridge. In the evening we went for dinner at the Crannog seafood restaurant in Fort William (highly recommended).
On the path into Coire Ardair from Loch Laggan.
Further up the path, with the distinctive notch of The Window showing on the horizon.
Nearing the lochan. Still plenty of snow in the north-facing gullies on Creag Meagaidh at the beginning of July.
View of the lochan from The Window, with Loch Laggan in the distance.
Loch Laggan from Stob Poite Coire Ardair, with the sun shining on the beach at Kinloch Laggan.
Quick lunch huddled against the gale on Stob Poite Coire Ardair, with views down to the upper reaches of Glen Roy and the headwaters of the River Spey.
The view along the ridge, with Carn Liath in the distance at the right of the picture.
Coming down off Carn Liath towards Loch Laggan.
A final look across to Coire Ardair and The Window, with cloud lowering over Creag Meagaidh.
The Crannog restaurant.
Our party at the Crannog restaurant.
Thursday 3 July
Allan and I went for a low-level walk up Glen Scaddle in Ardgour. Interesting wildlife there, including an adder and a heron.
The view down Glen Scaddle across Loch Linnhe to Ben Nevis.
Looking up Glen Scaddle to the mountains of Ardgour (Sgurr Dhomhnuill and Carn na Nathrach, I think).
Friday 4 July
Drove down into Ardgour again, and climbed Garbh Bheinn.
On the slopes of Garbh Bheinn, looking back to Loch Linnhe.
Pause for a snack ...
... before continuing upwards.
The forbidding upper slopes of Garbh Bheinn.
Kate, me and Bob on the summit.
Kate, Barbara and Bob on the summit. Loch Sunart is visible in the west, below the cloud.
Back at Fassfern: late afternoon view looking eastwards along Loch Eil.
Saturday 5 July
The long drive back home to Leeds, mostly in the rain.
Fassfern House: you'll notice that it was bright and sunny on the arrival and departure days. Not so in between.
From Ballachulish, a final view across Loch Linnhe to Garbh Bheinn.