Is golf dangerous? Rock fall in the Cairngorms.

I had a great day yesterday playing golf at Granton On Spey with a wonderful view of the Cairngorms all day. The weather was great most of the day but ended with thunder and rain but we got the game played. I got hit by a ball from about 30 feet which took me out like a wounded stag, I was very sore last night, and a huge bruise, so it is a quiet weekend for me. I was lucky it did not get me on my head or the ball would have suffered. It was my own fault and we were rushing to miss the rain, lesson learned again.


Spiders webs in the Heather!

 It is hard to hear all the traffic news, with the motorways and the crashes that occur every bank holiday, we are so lucky to be up here away from most of it. My brother is just arrived from Bermuda where he lives to stormy weather. He is heading for the hills on Sunday but the weather does not look good with sleet on the hills, winter is coming. It is hard to get some peace and solitude in such a small island and he misses the hills and wild places so much. I hope to meet him and get a few days out on the hills.

The knee was sore after the day on the hills, all those years but still great to get out we descended by the apply named Goat Track in the Coire of the plateau. It is a very steep path that descends into the coire and used by climbers and walkers a  quick descent. You still have to take care even in summer as the eroded Cairngorm granite becomes pretty slippy on the rocks. There was a huge rockfall in the Coire near Paley’s route, due to the wet summer and all the erosion.

Irish Jig on Goat Track

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to Is golf dangerous? Rock fall in the Cairngorms.

  1. Tom MacDonald says:

    Hope the bruising is getting better ……. the poor perpetrator must have been in shock at seeing those breeks !!


  2. heavywhalley says:

    I was lucky a dangerous game this golf. I must have look at the weather for Fri as would like to get a couple of Corbetts in as down at Moness on Fri – will stay there Friday night and
    hope to get out Fri & Sat. Are you already conjouring up a bad forecast, let me know wee man.


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