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A mad scramble up the Lairig Ghru

Monday July 27th
Lochan Uaine and Devil’s Point
It’s been really hard this summer to find sunny days for these long-haul points, so we had to make do with a forecast of “overcast and dry” (ultimately, and inevitably, this turned out to mean “wet”)
Parked at Linn of Dee. Managed to make use of portaloo just before a large group of foreign teenagers appeared coming out of Lairig. Cycled to Luibeg and crossed by bridge. Our first time at bridge, not worth the detour except that I fell in while making the direct crossing on the way back so maybe it was worthwhile to save soaking on the outbound leg.
Walked in until we came level with Garbh corrie and then left path to make our way up to the old bothy. Started ascent just beyond this, initially steeping grass and then a scramble. The lochan is surrounded by boulders so it’s more scrambling up to Cairntoul. More boulders to get off Cairntoul (bit of a theme here) and then head over to the Devil’s Point. Back out via Corrour, chatted to four guys bedding in for the night, and then headed back to our bikes. Midges at Luibeg were fearsome.

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