Having had next to no time off recently, I decided to have a day running through the Lairig Ghru in the Cairngorms. I've looked up at this cleft in the hills for as long as I can remember. I've walked all of it at some time or other,but never actually gone through it specifically. It must be one of the most iconic mountain features in Scotland. Got the perfect day for a good run.....cool with no wind! I imagine doing it into the teeth of a gale would be much tougher.
As it was, it took me 4 hours dead from Linn of Dee to the car park on the ski road at the top of the Rothiemurchus Forest.
The Devil's Point and wonderful Glen Geusachan
Looking up the Lairig from above Corrour
The summit of the pass
Chalamain Gap.....much more impressive than I thought it would be.