Sunday, 27 February 2011

West Coast of Scotland at its best!

All seasons in one day on Saturday.
A steep thrutch for 800m!

Summit of An Stac 814m, looking over to Rum.

Heading towards An Stac on Sunday.

The fine scrambling on the NNE ridge of Sgurr Ghiubhsachain.

This weekend I have been hill walking with Mark on the West Coast above Loch Shiel. We were keen to get away from the main honey pots and explore new terrain for both of us.
The weather was amazing, as forecast a combination of snow showers and bright warm sunshine.
This coastal area is stunning with fabulous views out to The Inner Hebrides and The Small Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna. With spring like conditions both days saw us on three steep and shapely Corbetts. I even found the first berries of the year! Starting at sea level these hills demand respect for their rocky ridges and fine craggy faces, giving great fun and easy mountaineering ground. At no stage was anything frozen up, but fresh snow was falling and the Lochaber hills certainly looked much more wintry on my drive home.

The photos say it all, just beautiful outside in Scotland.