Devil’s Ridge And Snowmen
Posted by Max Hunter on 19th October, 2016
On Tuesday I was with Steve and Paul to do Sgurr an Lubhair (ex-Munro), the Devil’s Ridge and Sgurr a Mhaim (Munro) in the Mamores. On the drive to the car park we could see that there was snow higher up from the night before, so we were all excited to get our first snow of the season. I was really excited to make my first snowman of the season – which I did on Sgurr an Lubhair. Frosty wasn’t very big or impressive, and I think he will have melted by now, but he looked good in Steve’s MCofS hat and my compass.
The snow didn’t cause any problems for our day, and it was actually melting fast during the afternoon. We had a great time on Devil’s Ridge, and although the views were very poor in the mist, it was incredibly atmospheric as always.
We saw deer, stags, frogs, sheep, ptarmigan (lots) and ravens feeding on a sheep carcass – all in a standard Highlands day.
A brilliant day, and really fun company, thank you to Steve and Paul. If you’re looking for a really good B+B in Fort William, with stunning views over to Loch Linnhe, a short walk down the hill to town and really friendly owners (Paul and Aileen) – then you’re looking for Braeside House on Argyll Road.