It’s Wednesday, so… I’m up a mountain?

I’m on holiday in Scotland. After practicing on the Alps, the Scottish mountains seem to have shrunk, so I’m now walking up all the mountains from my childhood which I never climbed because they were too scary.

Today: Fuar Tholl, known locally as Wellington’s Nose, and Sgurr Ruadh. Total ascent: 1300m. Total horizontal distance: 24km. Time: 6h45m. The two mountains are only 907m and 962m respectively, which makes them Corbetts by Britain’s baroque mountain classification scheme, but they’re both extremely impressive and with more technical bits than I was expecting. Outstanding views, of course — this is Scotland, after all…

Route map.

This time I remembered to put on sunblock. Shame I’m still sore from Sunday’s dose of sunburn.