While spring is meant to be here winter does seem to be hanging on in the Highlands. Despite turning to rock-climbing and sea kayaking and working on “Summer Mountaineering” courses I keep getting snowed on! Its been a pretty wild April and this seems set to continue – a few photos from some good days out on the rock and the sea over the last few weeks.
On a marginal forecast a few of us ended up at Reiff – I struggle to get excited about small crags though the routes at Reiff can pack a punch. Above- Adam on one of the classics – “The Executioner”Above and Below – Seb trying hard at Seal Song area
Canoeing on Loch Lomond. I have been out on a few DofE expeditions and trainings in the last few weeks. This was a particularly brutal one with high winds and driving rain. This was the only picture I took.
Sea Kayaking through the Raasay – Rona gap. After a few years of saying I would do more Sea Kayaking work this year I am. A three day expedition around Raasay with some wonderful clients saw sunshine, hail, high winds, golden eagles and a high speed rescue (thanks Alison!) when we deemed the winds too strong to get back up the west coast.
5 minutes before this photo we were in driving hail. Three of my group looking NW to Skye
Theres a reason why the road to Neist is so busy! I’ve sat and watched (and photographed) this view a few times – it never fails to impress.Reflections in Loch Lomond on my drive to a stint of work in Inverness. In a lot of ways this photo looks a lot more like Autumn than Spring and that is how the last few weeks have felt too. Despite the occasional sunny day its still felt cold and windy. Maybe the rest of May will bring more settled weather.