I'm currently vetting a route that takes in some of the Creag Meagaidh ridge, and the last route I vetted also took this in, bringing back memories of several outings in this area.
Wind features quite heavily in those memories. On one wintry visit, Liz's gloves blew away near the main summit, necessitating a break in my emergency shelter before we tackled the steep descent from The Window to Lochan a' Choire.
My report on 13 May 2009 offers memories of mackerel being blown out of its tin at lunchtime, and an image of me sprawled under my rucksack, being the calmest place to take a rest. All this whilst low level Challengers were basking in hot sunshine in the valleys.
Our day had started from the camp pictured above (NN 369 873), and had basically taken in the entire Creag Meagaidh ridge, on which Sue is pictured below. This picture doesn't really portray the battle we had against the cold easterly wind.
By the time we had traversed the ridge and descended to 430 metres, we were out of the gale and enjoying a sunlit campsite at around NN 510 909. It had been a magical day, with wonderful views, despite the annoying wind.
My contemporaneous report is .