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
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
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
Sunday, 16 August 2009
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
Sunday, 2 August 2009
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.