The aim of the walk was to reach the saddle of Beinn Dearg. We decided against the summit as we haven't done much walking this year and need to be a bit fitter to tackle the 1084 metres to the top It may be not the highest peak but we started at sea level with the temperature a balmy 18 degrees in the sun and met the snow line and drop in temperature on the way up to the ridge. It's quite a trek. Here is one we did earlier. This time there was more snow and snow melt which made crossing the burns more hazardous! It was a beautiful day and though cold and windy in places it was just the best feeling to be out in the big wide open spaces that I love so much. And of course the coming home to pjs, slippers, a glass of wine and feet up wasn't bad either!