After Morvich we drove to the Caravan Club site at Kinlochewe. Even though Kinlochewe is less than 50 metres above sea level, it has a very highland feel to it. It is close to Loch Maree, where St Maelrubha, the celtic Missionary, established a cell on an island. What was it, with these hermits?
Lindsey took this nice photo from the site, looking towards Beinn Eighe. We’d intended to climb Beinn Eighe, but the weather wasn’t great and Beinn Eighe is a fairly complicated mountain, so instead we walked over to Gleann Blanasdail. The forecast was for rain, but it held off enough for us to climb Slioch (981 metres).
Unfortunately, it was cloudy above 2,500 feet, so we didn’t see the amazing views over towards Letterewe.
The track was OK on the way up, but quite hard going to descend, and we were happy to eventually make it back to the Kinlochewe Hotel, where there are many interesting old photos of climbers (this being in the Torridon area).
The next day it snowed above 2,500 feet, and below is what Slioch looked like that day.