Sunday, 7 February 2016

New base in Lochaber for February

This winter has been anything but settled, in fact here on Arran it's felt at times that its not really got going.  Just as the engine starts to rev, it stalls.

Wally and I are shifting our base up to Lochaber for February.  This doesn't mean that we are not available to lead winter walking days out on Arran, but as winter is a bit transient down here we've got a better chance of seeing some good conditions further north.

Last Tuesday we headed up to our new base on the shores of Loch Eil, and on Wednesday enjoyed a superb day out on Mullach nan Coirean, an often overlooked munro on the Mamores ridge.

It was a belter of a day, after weeks of gales the brisk wind felt like a summer breeze- and the sun even shone for some of the time.

I'm back on Arran this weekend for a mountain rescue exercise but will be heading northwards again to enjoy what looks like is going to be a cold settle spell.

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