Wild weather in the North Of Scotland, snow forecast for high tops.

Rockfall in Coire an t – Sneachda August 2011

Wild weather all night with high winds and rain as the bad weather hits the North East of Scotland. The forecast for today mentions snow and sleet on the high tops, a sign of winter perhaps. I had the fire on last night and have stayed put this weekend.It was not worth the petrol to go out on the hill in bad weather. The leg is getting better after the hit by the golf ball and the comments are noted.  The photo above is of a rockfall in the Cairngorms near a route called Alladins Buttress Chimney a great route in Coire an -t Sneachda. The big mountains are susceptible to rockfall due to vagaries in the weather. The rain we have had this year will not help. The USA is getting hammered by hurricane Irene and it looks like they may get a hard time. Nothing stops nature.

 

My brother still running.

My brother is over from Bermuda and staying in Ayr with my sisters. He was at the Ayr United match yesterday and enjoyed a great win over Raith Rovers 2-1. We used to go to all the Ayr matches when I was young with Mum and Dad and I bet he had some great memories. Somerset park Ayr’s ground is possibly the oldest example of how a ground was in the 1950’s, basic to say the least. As he lives in a small island he wants to get away to the hills for some peace and solitude. He is off to Galloway and Arran where we started our mountaineering a trip down memory lane for him. I hope the weather is better for him, than today. I hope to get out with him when he visits the far North in the next few weeks.

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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