The ‘mad little road’ was empty and very wet but as we moved out towards Achiltibuie things began to clear and the wind began to get up.
At last we were able to look back over the extraordinary range that is Assynt. The height of these mountains is not great, none of them claiming the Munro status, but they rise up from a flat plain and so give a feeling of grandeur and are some of the most impressive in Scotland.
We had hoped to climb Stac Pollaidh but the weather conspired against us. My brother Mike had said it has to be about the finest view in Scotland for the least effort, for now I’ll just have to take his word for it. We viewed it from below, as we’d been forced to do with all the peaks we had hoped to get on to.