Day 2

Sunday 13th May - Kinlochbeoraid to Glen Sulaig

This was to be one hell of a day. We were up at 4:30 and away by 6:30 - am that is!

I walked in shorts as although there was no sun the weather was fine, perfect for the hard day to come. We began by walking over the bealach to Corryhully Bothy, which has been tidied up nicely, from there we went straight up the glen opposite and down the other side via the Allt Corrie an Tuim to Gleann Dubh Lighe (500 metres of ascent) where we had lunch.

We are having plenty of stops today but then we need them, big packs and only the second day so we are not really fit yet. A second hard pull up but then Mic heads left instead of going over the saddle, now we are contouring around a glen on quite a steep brae. We go over a bealach and around a corner before stopping for another tea break. This time we steal tomorrow's lunch; pate and Rivita - very tasty. I also manage to leave behind my gaiters, as I find out later.

We proceed up the valley, Gleann Fionnlighe, and over the saddle into Glen Sulaig, by now we have had enough for the day and stop 3k short of our intended camp site. We have only walked 16km but with 1600 metres of ascent it's been really tough. We had Beouf Bourguignon for dinner followed by fruit and custard and hot chocolate. We arrived here at 9pm and had been on the go for 14½ hours so we were really ready for bed by 10:30.

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