We headed out from Newtonmore in the early hours to make for Gairich and hopefully find some sunshine along the way. It was a glorious morning as we crossed the dam and enjoyed the reflections of Gairich in the waters of Loch Quoich. The summit was clearing intermittently so there was definitely a chance we […]
It was a great couple of days out along the Kinloch Hourn road walking up the hills by Loch Quoich with some early snow and stunning views at times! I was guiding for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides and there is a write-up on Steven’s Blog and more photos too.
It was an eventful day up on Gairich after a successful summit and locating shelter for some lunch on the way down. Sadly the descent over the moor wasn’t so good and a helicopter was required for one of our party and it wasn’t to deliver champagne… He is now recovering from a broken ankle. […]
The last week saw a good mixture of weather as I I was guiding a high level backpacking route through Knoydart for CNDo Scotland. We walked in to Barridale first before moving to a higher camp the next day to traverse the summits of Ladhar Bheinn in some lovely weather. After managing to get an […]
I’ve been guiding a challenging and wild backpacking trip for C~N~Do Scotland through the rough bounds of Knoydart for the last week taking the high road at every oppotunity! We caught the last of the heatwave days as we started out from Kinloch Hourn making the walk in very hot work, but the […]
A great day walking up Gairich today managing to dodge the afternoon gales with an early start. It was a lovely climb with no cloud on the hill until we neared the summit though this lifted a little to afford us some views of Loch Quoich below. It was a strengthening wind as we climbed […]
We chanced a drive through the thaw along to Loch Quoich and climbed Gairich. It was a day of surprises as rivers weren’t swollen, bogs were still frozen and the steep east ridge had plenty of snow and ice to provide a spicy finish to the summit! The views were good though lots of cloud […]