|The Red Squirrel Campsite|
|The Three Sisters|
|Stob Coire nan Lochan|
I sat down at the top, there was no shelter, just a pile of stones, there was no view and the wind was really full on, I tried to shelter next to the stones but it really was pointless. I did manage to restock my pockets with food and I got in a cup of tea too so all was not lost . . . . . and then, I was lost. I looked around, nothing but white clouds, wind and rain, I looked to my left, I could see nothing, to my right, again nothing, I literally had no idea which direction I came from or which direction I was going to . . . thankfully I do have my compass, this was the first time I have actually needed to rely on it during my highpoints challenge. I took stock of my situation, my plan was to walk a circular route, continue along and then eventually down another of the 3 Sisters valleys. I made a decision, the route had so far been tough, but I managed it and I knew it, so I decided to turn back and retrace my exact same route, so heading back I started my long scramble, this time avoiding any injury and slowly but surely getting back past the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan and then back down to the easier walking.
Back at the campsite I had a wonderful shower, a lovely dinner and then I slept for a really long time time, it was still raining, my hand was in pain from the injury too but I was so tired, nothing was going to stop me from sleeping.
to be continued . . . . . . . . . .