Dumfoyn - 426m
Saturday 30th July 2005
Weather/Conditions: Overcast, but generally okay weather. It was nothing special but there was minimal wind or rain so it wasn't bad at all either!
Distance/Ascent/Time: 10km / 550m / 4h 30m
Accompanying: Uncle Stephen all the way. I was with Dad, Stephen and Laura for some sections although Uncle Stephen and I were ahead a lot of the time.
They eventually got to the top, and although they decided to call it quits, me and Uncle Stephen decided to go onto the next hill, Slackdhu. We descended down the other side of Dumfoyn to the bottom and followed the fence back up onto the plateau. (Why we did that I don't get because there's a sort of bealach connecting Dumfoyn and the plateau!) This literally exhausted us, and besides it being tough going, I stuck my foot into a stream, which got my foot wet.
We did reach the plateau though, and walked around. The clumps of grass began to hurt my ankles, with all the whacky positions I put my feet down on, and instead of going for Slackdhu's summit, we decided to call it a day. Funnily enough we descended down the steepest section on the front we possibly could have. The pay-back was that I got caught out a bit on some scree. It was a simple traverse, but all the same it was too exposed for me, so slipping was a no-goer. I threw my bag down to Uncle Stephen below who had already done it, and very very carefully crossed! It was fine though, and we just had the problem with battling through a lot of ferns to get through. We followed the river through and back out onto the private road. I can't remember how I got home, whether it was by Uncle Stephens car or mine, I really don't know. But I somehow got home. :-)