Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Walk Images - Part I - Starting Off
Below is my first set of photos showing Kendal to Ben Alder...
May was so hot to start such a walk. We needed to stop and cool off regularly as we moved north to Scotland!
Many a tea stop was needed in such hot weather. Brattleburn Bothy and tea stop on the Southern Upland Way.
Walking day after day in such hot conditions, is it a dream or a nightmare? Skye sleeps in the tent corner after a long day on the road.
Skye, the natural poser on Beinn a Chochuill with Cruachan in the background.
A wildcamp just under Ben Lui - little did I know how much use those Pacerpoles would get. Absolutely irreplacable !
One of the more brighter, clearer views we had while in Glen Etive. This was taken ascending Ben Starav in wind, rain and low cloud. Conditions that continued for many days.
The Aonach Eagach was always a worry for us. Was it as difficult as we had imagined it to be...? Not really, and the rain stopped, the cloud parted and it was sunny for th event of crossing the ridge.
As the rain returned and the cloud closed back in, this was a typical view from the Mamores (and the Grey Corries and all the Ben Alder Munros etc etc...).
This is one of my favourite bothies - Meananach in Glen Nevis. It kept us dry during a particulalry nasty storm...Thanks Mountain Bothies Association.
The Grey Corries. What more can I say?
Culra Bothy with Ben Alder in the background. What a stunning setting for a bothy.