More pik n mix
22nd April 2017
Nice and warm in the sun; a bit of a cold breeze for the tops; a fewÂ rain showers down low and a FL below the summitsÂ bringingÂ the oddÂ wintry flurry to end the season.
This our last blog today for the 2016/17 ‘winter’ season and it looks like we are ending as we started – a bit of this and a bit of that.
Thanks for all the interest, support and comments Â over the season – the winter was certainly a different one!
A few snaps below to end – enjoy yourÂ summer, see you next year…….
(Above) The ‘Window’ – any remaining patches firm underfootÂ in current cold snap.
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23rd April 2017 9:17 am
Thank you. Regards Julie.
24th April 2017 4:06 pm
Many thanks for your always informative, frequently humorous blogs. Managed an ascent of the east ridge of Beinn a’Chaorainn in February that was fun but little else was doable this year. Can’t imagine what you do in the summer! Best wishes
24th April 2017 6:40 pm
Thanks for your comment, Keith. Definitely a sub-optimal season in all respects.
SAIS personnel are a much more varied bunch than you might think! Pretty sure they don’t do anything quite as scientific as you at ICR but one of our number has a DPhil in Astrophysics and will be spending much of the summer in Antarctica. Others will be doing climbing/instructing/guiding stuff in the Alps and Greater Ranges, and a few will be assessing people who dangle on ropes on oil rigs for a living. Some others run their own outdoor/adventure businesses in the UK.
There are also some ‘salty dogs’ who quite like getting cold & wet in the summer (as well!) steering big sailing boats – a bit of a Captain Birdseye shtick thing.
We have one who revels in being described as a ‘sweatshop’ worker, although I can’t think of a single sweatshop in Torridon so he must be mistaken.(FYI. He is very confused).