Scotland360° Blog Post - Dundonnell MRT Winter Training

A winter day on the Laggan hills

6th March 2008

This year’s training programme allowed for a week’s “all inclusive” winter break in Newtonmore. Being central to a number of venues, we not only had a great range of locations to use, but better still, winter conditions were perfect…!!

Mid week and the weather was shaping up nicely for a good day on the hills and With a good weather forecast looming, four of us decided to head for Creag Pitridh and Geal Charn to the south of Loch Laggan.

The pain of a 5km walk in and back was eased significantly when we were given permission to take the Land Rover up the approach track! Spying a lone hillwalker walking up the track in front of us, we slowed down alongside and asked whether he was purist enough to turn down the offer of a lift. His bag was in the back of the vehicle almost immediately as he climbed in beside us.

As you can see from the photographs above, the top of the track gave us a beautiful start point for the day out on the hill.

The long distance views were superb and the high resolution version of the panorama will provide you with the detail of the long distance views.

View the high resolution panorama

And if you would like to put the names of the hills to the topography, the high resolution panorama will provide the annotated names.

View the high resolution panorama