Sunday, 30 August 2009


Up on Ben Nevis again today, with yet another muddled weather forecast. We had rain in the morning and low cloud but by early afternoon it cleared up and we had a view from the summit. Keith & I had a big group of 12 raising money for Cancer Research. Still a lot of folk on the hill, some wearing the usual 'light weight' approach

Saturday, 29 August 2009


The constant weather fronts continue to plague the West coast but the forecast of 40-60mph winds on the tops was widely wrong today. We had only a few light showers and only 20mph Westerlies on the summit of Ben Nevis today. It was very busy and an almost constant train of folk up and down the hill. Another section of footpath repair work beyond the red burn is complete. The guys have done really well this summer on the path construction work.

Monday, 24 August 2009


A fine day today after a wet & windy day yesterday. Nice to see the sun, blue skies and no rain for a change. A great day for the CMD arete on Ben Nevis. We had glorious views all day. Wednesday looks like another very wet and windy time again.

Saturday, 22 August 2009


Back to the Ben today and for the first day for a while it stayed dry and bright through out. Weather is still unsettled and looks a very wet & windy affair on Sunday.

Friday, 21 August 2009


weather today was more sun than showers and we enjoyed good views down Loch Long from our walk up the Cobbler. My group had their final walk of a great wee trip covering various days out around the Highlands.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


It was quite a wet day on Skye today. Whilst most of Britain basked in hot sun and blue skies, Carol, Sue, Rob & I trudged from Kilmarie to Sligachan on Skye in puddles, streams running down the path and exciting river crossings. The tops did clear at times for some good views and we savoured a nice 29 year old Talisker malt at the Slig at the end.

Monday, 17 August 2009


It was not a particularly summer day in the Cairngorms today. My group of 7 walked over from Broomhill train station on the Speyside train line to Loch Morlich. Midges were out too!

Sunday, 16 August 2009


A nice walk over a section of the Speyside Way today. My group of 7 walked from Tomintoul to the whisky distillary at Glenlivet. The walk goes over the lovely wee hill of Carn Daimh at 570m.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


It was a change of scenery and terrain today as my group of 12 had a wonderful walk from Elgol to Camasunary then back over to Kilmarnie. This is a cracking low level walk with superb views of the Cuillin all the way along the cliffs and bays. We had some nice sunny spells in between the showers. It was a nice breezy day too so no midges most of the way. The Scottish Highlands, as our USA friends found out, isn't really suitable for poncho style attire!

Monday, 10 August 2009


Another pleasant day in the East. Today we walked over the Ryvoan Pass from Nethy Bridge to Glen More. We caught the Strath Spey Steam train to start the walk, getting off at Broomhill which was the station used in the 'Monarch of the Glen' TV series. The Billberries and Raspberries are abundant at the moment.

Sunday, 9 August 2009


Over in the East this week with a big group of 12. We did a section of the Speyside Way from Tomintoul to the Glenlivet whisky distillery. It was very pleasent with nice warm sunshine and everyone glowing inside at the finish.

Sunday, 2 August 2009


It was disappointingly drizzly and cloudy on Ben Nevis today, Joan, Sandra & Alan didn't get any views until late in the day when the sun finally poked through the clouds. Much quieter on the hill today. Weather still in a showery phase well into next week.

Saturday, 1 August 2009


It was quite a nice morning on Ben Nevis, forecasts were quite wrong as it was supposed to be raining all day! So Melisa, Charlie, Daniel, Alan, Oli and Chris had great views and sunshine all the way to the top of the zig-zags. The winds weren't has bad as expected either. Big surprise for Charlie on the summit, she received a proposal & engagement ring from Daniel! The tiers rolled as the rain started, awwwww. Congratulations & best wishes to them.