A stroll up the Pap

The weather forecast for the first Saturday in February looked promising and I hoped to get some good photos in bright sunshine out on my local hill .   Unfortunately by the time I’d walked the dogs, done a few other chores, and stood bleathering with a neighbour, it was almost mid-day before I started walking up the pap.

I didn’t really look at the map and ended up wasting more time following a forest track above Invercoe.  Eventually I broke through above the tree line, contouring around towards the saddle between the Pap and the end of Sgorr nam Fiannaidh.


With the high tops covered in snow, there are plenty of red deer to be seen at this time of year.

My addiction for the hills has taken a back seat over recent years. Life events have kept me busy in other areas and my fitness has suffered. By the time I got the the saddle I was feeling pretty tired; though as always I was carrying way too much in terms of Winter kit and a selection of lenses.


By the time I reached the summit the blue skies had gone and the following days weather front was approaching.


…but the views were still good.


About Andy Harpur

Interests : The Scottish Highlands, The Pennine Alps, The Milky Way, Abbot Ale, Mountaineering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Astronomy, Guitar, Penny Whistle. I live and breath for the outdoor lifestyle. New places, new faces, new adventures....
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