Visit to Moy Crag and the John Muir Trust lecture at Ullapool.

Moy crag

On the way to the lecture at Ullapool myself and my friend Tom stopped at Moy crag to have a look at the crag which has been developed over the last few years. The crag is roadside and is conglomerate rock and has been bolted and was fairly busy. We met Ron & Fiona from Talisman Activities www.talisman-activities.co.uk out for some fun and the local guru Martin Hind who gave us a lot of information on this new venue. It is a great addition to climbing in the area and will be well used by local climbers including Steve Chadwick from Glenmore Lodge, there are over 30 routes there now and what a location. Most of it will be to hard for me but I will go back.

 

Tom Mac in action, a return of the legend.

 After a bit of fun we headed over to Ullapool for the John MuirTrust Meeting (www.jmt.org )and lecture at Ullapool. The lecture was on Scottish Wild Flowers by Michael Scott a really interesting chat and a wonderful insight into the plant life of this great country. Michael Scott has a new book out and well worth buying. 

 

After a great supper we headed up to the SMC Hut at Elphin about 30 minutes up the road. This is one of my favourite places and a wonderful place to stay, with views of Sullivan and other great hills, the weather was pretty windy but we were looking forward to a day out on the hill.

ELPHIN 

This is my special place

My retreat from a mad world.

 From the bothy

Suilven stands Castle like

Summit guarded by loch and bog.

 The mighty West buttress,

Steep, sandstone, scary.

Moving fast

Not savouring,

The peace and beauty, I came for.

 I race to the top,

Summit reached,

Time to think,

Why all the haste! 

Will we ever learn?

To enjoy the beauty

Not the race?

 Heavy Whalley

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 and loves the wild places.
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