Sometimes the weather just doesnt play ball. June has been one of those months. After some good weather in May, June rolled in pretty stormy which always makes planning difficult. I had some varied work in June along with a few days off and my friend Justin coming to visit so flexibility was the name of the game. June has been a whirlwind of activity and as the whirlwind is continuing heres the photos in no particular order. I spent 4 days in Knoydart with a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Group. This is an area that I have spent a fair bit of time in but usually in winter and not for a number of years. Above – Kinbreak bothy (the red dot) hidden in the hills on the edge of Knoydart Shelter from the storm. The group did really well considering the rain and midges! Sourlies bothy with a carpet of Thrift On our way to Inverie on the last day I was struck by the starkness of the ruined building and the stormy clouds. Its amazing to think of people living in such isolated places. Justin and I managed to fit in a couple of adventures in amongst the weather. Above – our bivy site in Coire Lagan. Jet Boil Master. Stunning views from the Lagan Traverse in the evening light I headed up to Reiff with Hannah for a quick getaway last weekend. Hannah soloing on the stunning sandstone
Scott and Kirsty (and later Andy and Miles) joined us. Scott leading the awesome “Hy Brasil” Justin and I joined a party headed out to Canna – early morning logistics and a bit of damp weather was well worth the adventure. Above – the boats on the ferry crossing out to the island Justin and Nigel sitting off the amazing bird colonies. Exploring the sea caves and sea stacks I also did a little canoeing on the Spey with a Gold DofE training group – Above – Too much food for the barrel! It was stunning on the river and actually too hot at times Straight after the Spey, Justin, Rob and I headed for the classic Tower Ridge. Turns out there was still a bit of snow around!Rob contemplating the step down into the gap.