Thursday, 8 November 2012

The Black Mount Hills, Mud and The Big Shepherd.

I was out today with Gill in the Black Mount running some of the wonderful tracks behind Forest Lodge. A mixed day but dry until mid afternoon. The ground is boggy at the mo and if we get a freeze soon it will start the cooling process well for the first proper dump of snow and then hopefully a good base can develop.

We drove back to Oban via Glencoe where the hills looked broody and menacing  just waiting for winters onslaught and the rigors of climbers ascents.

It was great to be in the hills and starting to gain winter fitness for the long season ahead. This weekend we will be working with a large school group on an adventure weekend, anything could happen from Canyoning to coasteering to climbing and scrambling. The weather will determine the adventures!