More pik n mix

22nd April 2017

Nice and warm in the sun; a bit of a cold breeze for the tops; a few rain showers down low and a FL below the summits bringing the odd 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  over the season – the winter was certainly a different one!

A few snaps below to end – enjoy your summer, see you next year…….

(Above) The Creag Meagaidh range  – with just a few remnants of snow remaining in the highest locations

(Above) The ‘Window’ – any remaining patches firm underfoot in current cold snap.

(Above) Not quite ready for the beach – the Weatherman tells us another cold blast forecast in the coming days – ouch!

Comments on this post

  • Julie
    23rd April 2017 9:17 am

    Thank you. Regards Julie.

  • Keith
    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

    • meagaidhadmin
      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).

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