|Heading towards Carnmore at the head of Fionn Loch|
|The causeway between Fionn Loch and Dubh Loch.|
|Here be Midges.|
Pete's tent is a Hilleberg "Acto"; Lyn's is a Vango F10 Helium 100.
|Heading SE beside Lochan Feith Mhic' Illean at 500m.|
The summits of Ruadh Stac Mor 918m, on the left ,and A' Mhaighdean 967m came into view as we approached the outflow of Lochan Feith Mhic'Illean. These two Munros are the western pair of the so called "Fisherfield Six", the other four lie beyond Gleann na Muice to the east of our objectives of the day.
|Fuar Loch Mor nestles between the steep flanks of Ruadh Stac Mor and A' Mhaighdean|
The path above Fuar Loch Mor traverses the steep flank of Ruadh Stac Mor to the Poll Eadar dha Stac at 750m, a high bealach between the two Munros.
|A chance encounter on the ascent of A' Mhaighdean|
|Heading along the summit plateau towards the top of A' Mhaighdean.|
|View towards Poolewe from the summit of A' Mhaighdean.|
This may indeed be the finest view from a Scottish mountain summit. Dubh Loch and Fionn Loch, set amid the wilderness of Letterewe, are seen far below, separated by the causeway where we left our tents. Beyond Fionn Loch, to the north is the sea and Gruinard Bay. Ben Airigh Charr, 791m, rises above the loch to the west, our return route to Poolewe lies below her eastern flank and the village itself some way beyond.
|Rhuadh Stac Mor from the summit rocks of A' Mhaighdean.|
The ruddy top of Ruadh Stac Mor can be seen to the NE, just over a kilometer, as the crow flies, from the top of A' Mhaighdean.
|Trig Point on Ruadh Stac Mor 918m.|
We made the summit of Ruadh Stac Mor in less than an hour but didn't tarry long as the wind was strengthening. The ascent through the crags and boulder field that defend Ruadh Stac Mor's SW flank was rough and Pete had spotted an easier descent route so we walked NW along the broad ridge then descended steeply on grass to the path alongside Fuar Loch Mor, which was our return route.
|The Glen of the Alt Bruthach an Easain|
This is the return path from the Lochan Feith Mhic'Illian, in the bottom of the glen is the outflow of the lochan, the Alt Bruthach an Easain. Beyond the lip of the glen, far below, lies the Dubh Loch and our tents, about an hour's walk away.
|The last mile to the causeway camp.|