I don't mind long car journeys, as long i'm driving. I was looking forward to a couple of days walking, climbing and camping. My legs felt ok considering I had just run a 5K race and then confined myself to a car for nearly 6 hours. My objective for today (Sunday) was to get to Inverpolly for around 6pm and to climb Stac Pollaidh (Polly) and then camp at Broomfield holiday park in Ullapool for the night.
Stac Polly stands only 613M high but is hugely imposing within the Inverpolly landscape. And what it lacks in height and stature, it more than makes up in character, presence and 'wow' factor. It, like many hills in this area, stands in proud isolation from the surrounding boggy peatland, making it look much higher than it actually is. It over looks Loch Lurgainn and is surrounded by other 'giants' like Cul Mor, Cul Beag, Ben Mor Coigach and Suilven.
Ever since i climbed Suilven, last year, i've wanted to come back and climb this little gem. It's easily accessed from the new purpose built car park on the road below it. As you climb up onto it shoulder you begin to get peeks of the other mountains within the Nature reserve. I've got a huge Colin Prior print of Inverpolly hanging on my living room wall, taken from Stac Polly. Now I was getting the 'live show'. It was awesome.
The plan for tommorrow (Monday) was drive round to An Teallach and climb its two huge Munros.............