24-Aug-2006 -- Continuing the visit of 56°N5°W the day before with a beautiful overnight stay at Loch Fyne, I drove my car over the small road from Gairlochy to Loch Arkaig and left it at Chia-aig parking near the waterfall, 5 km south of 57°N5°W.
From here I followed the forest walk uphill until 1.6 km to the CP, already above the timberline. Some steps lead over a fairly high fence into fairly boggy grounds. I decided to go straight to the point, so I crossed a small river, walked uphill over peaty hills and holes and downhill again, crossed another brook before the last 500 m forced me to a steep climbing to conquer another 300 m elevation.
That was quite exhausting and I would not classify it as an easy hunt like Martin Mayrhofer did on his first visit in 2001 (now I can understand his wife to refuse the last section and to enjoy a recreative stop down near the lovely brook …).
But when I reached my destination at 17.50 the climbing was recompensed by some magnificent views … and the discovering of a small bridge over the first, more challenging river. To catch the bridge I took another route for my way back, avoiding the peat hills and holes and reached the car at 19.50, pretty exhausted after a 4.5 hours mountain walk with 600 m to scale up and down.