Geoff's last Munro
Twenty of us assembled at the car park, some of us with only ‘slightly’ sore heads from the night before in the Kingy taking it easy before the up and coming day. The day was clear with just the tops covered in mist but dry and calm. Some headed off a little earlier to set their own pace. The path was in good condition, some of us having walked the full length the year before to pass the time after the aborted attempt. Walking through the Royal Forest of dead tree roots, we crossed the river to ascend the gully on the well laid out path, with a little fun scrambling on the rock near the burn. Andy was having more fun scrambling in the burn; he said the rock was cleaner in there. The top of the col was reached below Stob Coire Altruim, with a clear view of the objective.
Heading on enjoying the spectacular outlook to reach the top, Geoff summitted just as the sun broke through – great for the photos at the top. The bottle of Black Label I had kept from the year before was opened and passed round in a toast. A couple of champagne corks popped and glasses were passed around. In the southern lee of the top it was almost quite warm – or was that the whisky taking effect.