After a really relaxing rest day in Glen Nevis it was time to get back on the trail. We had been joined by Cath’s sisters Shirley and Cazzy, Shirley is walking with me for the next few days on the West Highland Way. We set off early and saw quite a few other walkers heading in the same direction, but everyone soon spread out as we headed up out of Glen Nevis on forestry tracks, through an area of freshly harvested pines and out onto open fells. The track took us into Lhairig Mor and a long haul east through the valley before dropping down a steep path into Kinlochleven for lunch after 13 miles. Shirley decided to rest for the afternoon so I departed alone for the long climb up out of the village into the hills with the increasing threat of rain looming ahead. 2 hours later after a tough but enjoyable climb I reached the top of the col with views over into Glencoe, which locked moodier as I descended the Devils Staircase and turned east along the path towards Kingshouse.
It was another 30 minutes from there to the camp at Glencoe Ski Centre, where we had also company if Dave and Jan, friends from home who will be with us ford the next few days.