So I was planning to go running today then mix and match with some winter walking during the week, but a quick look at the forecast for Monday and beyond (big gales and sustained snow melt, with the MWIS now threatening 100mph gusts on the highest summits!) had me thinking ‘carpe diem’ and heading up the road to pick up my ‘missing’ Loch Quoich Munro of Sgurr a’ Mhaoraich. And it was a good walk with plenty of soft snow, some icier stuff higher up, a little (optional) snow/rock scrambling along the slight pinnacles of the east ridge above Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach, and great views westwards to Knoydart, Beinn Sgritheall and Skye further opened up by continuing over Sgurr a’ Mhaoraich Beag and Am Bathaich before dropping back by Glen Quoich.
Now I’m going to have to pay for it with some decent runs this week regardless of weather, but I’m OK with that when things like Friday’s climbing and today’s walking (as sustained, active time on my feet) should all count towards good ‘ultra’ training. But another big week’s running (away from those windy summits) to match the last but one would still be good!