An Gearanach 982m, Stob Coire à Chairn 981m.

Just the names (Gaelic) makes me want to climb these mountains. But there are more good reasons, here is stunningly beautiful. First you drive by car into the valley of Glen Nevis, at the foot of Ben Nevis, Scotland´s highest mountain. (larger picture)

After parking the car you first walk a couple of km though a ravine, with a roaring rapid below. (larger picture)

After that An Gearanach appears ahead. Here you also begin to see the waterfall An Steall, 120 m high. (larger picture)

Just before the waterfall the small river is passed with the help of three wires. Nice! As long as you don´t hurry the wires won´t start swaying. (larger picture)


After also passing below the waterfall (balancing on wet stones) the real climb begins. First there is a short part with muddy ground. It´s good to have waterproof boots here. (larger picture)

A look back towards the ravine. To the right are the slopes up towards Ben Nevis. (larger picture)

Well, what can one say? Scotland in autumn, on a beautiful Octobers day. It´s like a fairytale. (larger picture)

A look at Sgurr á Mhàim, 1099 m. (larger picture)

Now the peak is in sight. 982 m may sound like a easy mountain to climb, but don´t be decieved by the "low" altitude. A total of 1100 altitude meters makes this walk one of the more demanding I have made. (larger picture)

On the peak (don't I look a little bit sweaty?) A peak like this one, over 3000 feet is called a Munro in Great Britain. Now I am going for the second Munro for this day. (larger picture)

The path goes along a rigde and on the way is the top An Garbhanach, 975 m. Here are a few passages that needs some concentration, like the ridge in the foreground. In the background is An Gearanach. (larger picture)
A look back on the rather steep way down from An Garbhanach, on the path to the last top of the day, Stob Coire à Chairn. After that I´m returning the same way. (larger picture)