I started off just before the others at 0830. It was overcast and a bit cold, but the visibility was good. Just after arriving at Carn Odhar na Criche, Claire White and Alan Tinkler also made the summit. The other group of 4 arrived about 10 minutes later. The rest of the day was pretty straightforward, just following the fence posts. Further along the ridge, the others did a short detour to the Munro Carn Dearg, but I have been up this hill 3 times, and did not want to lengthen what would be an already long day, so I carried on along the ridge.
I think the other folk behind me were either going to Newtonmore or Kingussie, but I was heading for a bothy or camp on the other side of Carn na Fhreiceadain . There were a couple about an hour ahead of me, but apart from that, I so no one else for the rest of the day.
This is a great walk on a grand day like today, and you can bag a Munro without even noticing (Carn Sgulain). Unfortunately there is a bit of a drop before Carn na Fhreiceadain, (which included quite a slow boggy stretch), and I was going quite slow up the final slopes of this Corbett. However, I managed to get a phone signal from the summit so phoned home with an update of my progress. I also sat here for a while as the air clarity made the views pretty good. Then it was off over the subsidiary top Beinn Bhreac, then straight down the slope in a SW direction towards Luachair Mhor, but hoping the bothy before there would be suitable for the night, and indeed it was.
I got there about 1845 hrs. The bothy has two open rooms, two verandas and some locked areas. The second room has a window and a chair and settee so I bunked down there. It was also well stocked with firewood so I had quite a warm comfortable night. As you can see from the photographs in the Flickr pages it has some odd artefacts such as a wheel chair and a cast iron bath. Also, as well as the usual wine and whisky bottle candle holders, it had a large selection of empty champagne bottles, some quite big, so I guess there must be some partying up here at times.