Glen Callater to Ballochbuie

At the top of Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, the wind is whipping past intermingled with showers so time to get the new (to me, another second hand purchase) Berghaus Vapour Storm jacket on. It’s a lightweight goretex active top, designed primarily for trail running, with ‘gill vents’ for added breathability. It’s a good balance between the sub 100g silky fragility of my Berghaus vapourlight hyper smock (which I suspect wouldn’t take kindly to the abrasion of a heavy rucksack), and my primary hillwalking jacket (Berghaus high trails) which has lots of pockets, is more robust and hence heavier, but also doesn’t pack very small

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The cairn has collected old metal fence posts

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I find a wreckage site, an RAF Canberra crashed here in 1956, killing both on board – RIP Flying Officers Redman and Mansel.

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A stark incongruity amongst the wilderness, intricate metalwork buckled amongst the heather

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The other cairn

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I have a quick jog over to look beyond the SE edge, towards Dubh Loch

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To the South

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There’s another large part of wreckage heading down to the North, a wing

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Some bits have migrated downhill, whether by nature or dropped by souvenir hunters, realising that it’s a long trek with a heavy load, unknown

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Ptarmigan almost divested of it’s winter clothes

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Across the burn and rejoining the path marked on the map

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