Duncan arrived for his annual Scottish break a few days ago, not wanting to waste any time we got stuck straight in with the Creag Meagaidh horseshoe which required some hours of navigating through every kind of weather – a proper ‘Scottish’ day.

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The occasional white out

The clouds cleared for a time....

The clouds cleared for a time….

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It cleared up nicely at the end of the day

It cleared up nicely at the end of the day

Yesterday required a fair amount of motivation to get out in the howling, wet conditions but we were rewarded with Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean. It wasn’t quite as bad as forecast but it was certainly pouring out the heavens at times. A return to cold conditions for the next week or so – im sure there will be a good amount of ice survived the thaw.

Approaching Mullach nan Coirean

Approaching Mullach nan Coirean

Burning the calories before the NYE celebrations...

Burning the calories before the NYE celebrations…