13,5 km (+ 3km in Glencoe) – with Anna and Christian.
↑ 400m ↓ 628m
5:10h incl. 1h break
Today was racing day. Attendee: Steffi, the mountain goat. I love climbing mountains. The scenery was breathtaking as we walked between 2 mountain chains. The most interesting part was probably Devil’s Staircase, the highest point on the WHW. It’s a zigzag path on the old military road with more or less steep elevation and got its name from soldiers who transported material for the road over this section. Or they came drunken from Kingshouse going back to Kinlochleven, had to pass this section, and for many it was their last journey. However, all the 3 of us were a little disappointed as we expected it to be a bit more devilish.
Tonight we’re staying at the Blackwater Hostel in a 4-bed room. Just us – yeay. No snoring bear. Just Christian, but he’s a mini-bear. Supposedly there was a guy at the Glencoe Hostel that caused Christian and Anna sleepless nights. Here’s to my custom-made earplugs. I didn’t hear a thing and slept like a baby.
Anyway, this is our last stage on the West Highland Way. We’ll skip the stage to Fort William, take the bus there instead and do Ben Nevis. Just to tick the box (highest mountain of the British Isles and so…)