On our first day in the Highlands this May and June, we decided to climb one of the Munroes called 'Slioch'. We managed to make it all the way past the ridge before the summit, however after two minutes of climbing the last slope to the summit, we quickly decided not to carry on as it was just too steep and loose under foot- and when you're already around 3000 feet up, an almost vertical ascent with your feet slipping underneath you is not a good feeling! Although it was a bit disappointing to turn back without reaching the summit, it is better to be safe than sorry!
This is as far up as we made it. As you can see on the right, the final slope was extremely steep and continued upwards even steeper to the summit.
The descent provided us with equally beautiful views over the surrounding mountains. You can see just how remote and isolated the area is. We only saw about 4 other people on the whole 11 hour walk.