At dusk and early morning the air was filled with the wonderful sound of a Black Throated Diver. A very beautiful and unique song. At 6am on Saturday morning a very black cloud, very strong gust of wind and heavy rain shower heralded a lightning strike which seemed to make a direct hit on Suilvens summit!
Not a good omen for our walk today! The sun came out and the clouds became more friendly by the time I met my group. The family had arrived from Hampshire yesterday evening on a short visit to the Highlands specifically to walk Suilven. Inspired by 'that' film, Edie.
All the group were excited by the prospect and thrilled to see the mountain looking stunning in the September light. Despite Suilvens modest height of just 722m, it's a decent length day of 8 hours return. The long approach walk through Glencanisp is beautiful and the good track makes fast walking.
I bumped into my friend Murray who also was guiding his own group up. It was a sociable time. Everyone enjoying the wonderful hill.
A brilliant day to be out and we were so fortunate to get great weather despite a grim forecast prior to this day. We just got back to the carpark when the heavens opened and it hammered down with rain. Satisfying.
Today I was guiding for Steven Fallon.