TGO Challenge – Day 7 Newtonmore to Glen Feshie
I knew i was going to enjoy todays walk after reading countless tales of the Cairngorn mountains and especially Glen Feshie. After leaving Newtonmore we headed cross-country to Kingussie to resupply. Team FC can handle most things but once I run out of food and gorp the whole expedition falls apart.
The trail took us away from Kingussie and once we crossed the River Spey civilisation began to become a distant memory. (Mental note to ones self – when I make my millions I must come back to buy a house on the edge of Cairngorns).
The snow topped edges of the huge wall of mountains that was the Cairngorns loomed ever closer, Pieter from Rotterdam joined us as we wandered towards the magical Glen Feshie. Our plan for the night was to stop at the bothie in Glen Feshie but when we hit the bridge a few wise old heads told us of the amount of challengers heading that way. A decision was made and we camped at around the half way point between the bridge and the bothie.
Now I have read a lot of things about wild camping and grumbled about the term “wild” so I would like to describe our pitch for the night as “perfection camping” a flat pitch in one of the most beautiful glen’s in Scotland. Once the fire was lit I was in my element and we spent the night warming ourselves in front of the camp fire. Even a crafty little tick couldnt spoil my fun.