Due to the holiday season, a smaller than usual group of Upperwardians headed north to tackle the 3 remote and rugged munros at the head of Glen Dessary - Sgurr nan Coireachan, Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr na Ciche.
One member opted for a lovely circular walk of the glen, while the remaining five members continued the long walk past the new Glendessary lodge to an old right of way and the start of the climb up the steep slopes to the summit of Sgurr nan Coireachan at 953metres.
From here the walkers covered rough, steep and rocky terrain to reach Garbh Chioch Mhor, the second munro of the day.
They were rewarded with some fine views along the ridge as they headed back to the bealach 'Feadan na Ciche' - the whistle of the breast. The path to the last and highest munro of the day,Sgurr na Ciche, was rocky and twisting; unfortunately cloud often obscured the view of this distinctive pointed hill but cleared in time to enjoy stunning views.
The hard work wasn’t done, however, as a challenging descent into a gully had to be faced before the long walk back along the glen to the car park at Loch Arkaig.
Eleven hours after they started walking, five tired Upperwardians took the rollercoaster road back to the bunkhouse near Roy Bridge to rest weary legs and celebrate completing one of the most challenging walks they had done for a while.