Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Inver House Croft, Achnasheen - 12th / 15th April 

Arriving at Achnasheen Friday around 4.30pm it was discovered that the local hotel could not feed us on Sunday evening as they were fully booked. Back at the hut a fire was set then a quick trip to Loch Carron in order to establish that the hotel there was ok for food on Sunday night. Back to the hut for our evening meal in the lounge area we had drinks with usual discussions before retiring to sleeping mats upstairs with room cold due to icy wind.

Saturday morning was very windy and bitterly cold, John and Frank set off to climb Sgurr nan Ceannaichean and Moruisg taking 7 hours to complete. Len and David walked from top of Loch Sgamhain to Cnoc na Moine a 600 metre hill and after travelled to Kinlochewe having coffee and carrot cake. 

Sitting in cafĂ© David spotted a car leaving the petrol station next door driverless, and changing into Superdave dashed from cafe before opening car door, jumping in and pulling on brake handle and stopping car before it reached the road. Woman driver was very apologetic for error and bought David a coffee. 

Good night back at hut with plenty coal and wood used on fire and after our evening meal a couple of drinks to help us sleep. 

Sunday morning again very windy and cold as we all travelled to park near Loan before walking to Carn Breac a 678 metre hill talking 5 hours. After returning to the hut for a short rest break Len drove us to Lochcarron hotel for an enjoyable evening meal. Another good fire set before drinks and chat back at hut before going to bed.

Monday morning we rose early, lit fire with mostly wood, and after breakfast tidied up the kitchen, lounge and upstairs sleeping area before departing at 10am. John and Frank travelling home with Len and David going to Coulags for a linear walk to lunch at a bothy before meeting their wives 3.30pm at Achnasheen railway station and onward trip to Applecross and Skye.