My right foot.
8th January 2015
(Above) We’re often asked what it’s like working for the SAIS at Creag Meagaidh. My right foot tells the story pretty accurately today. Only one other of the 6 SAIS forecast areas is without the advantage of mechanical uplift, so for SAIS Torridon and ‘Meggie it’s ‘shanks’ pony’ every day. (Topped out at around 820m but no further photos due to a sharp deterioration in the weather in addition to a momentary loss of composure….)
Each day is a journey starting at 270m above sea level and it quite often feels like you have to travel through 2 or 3 climate zones to get to the Scottish ‘sub-arctic’. We’re not complaining because we know we’re fortunate to work in a wild and savagely beautiful place, even if the weather and the terrain can be a little ‘challenging’ at times!
(Apologies to Daniel Day Lewis for corrupting the title of one of hisÂ greatestÂ films)
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