Day 5: Glencoe to Kinlochleven



Otherwise titled as "Are we going to make it to Fort William?

During the night at Glencoe the heavens opened and the rain belted down on our tents for most of the night. The cloud base was also really low, and I started to think that we wouldn't make it to the end of the West Highland Way. I thought that trying to get over the Devil's Staircase, in the mist and driving rain with heavy packs and beat up feet would be the end of us. So we decided to do a couple of things to help us to get to Kinlochleven. First we used the baggage transfer, taking the heavy load of our feet. Second, we had a proper breakfast at the cafĂ© before we left. 
Glencoe Car Park

The weather did seem to threaten to turn for the worse luckily it stayed dry for the day. Without the hindrance of a heavy pack my foot didn't get any worse and we were able to get to Kinlochleven in decent time, in just over 6 hours.
Low cloud around the mountain

View from top of Devil's Staircase
We ended up staying at the Blackwater campsite as you walk into Kinlochleven where they had excellent self catering kitchen facilities and a brilliant dry room. This help to dry out our wet tents.

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