Heading up to the North West with the Moray Mountaineering Club! 

Off early to the North West s bit past Ullapool by bus with the Moray Club where we will park near Quinag a great mountain with Three Corbett tops on it! It is an eye catching Mountain from any direction and a has some wild looking Buttress and ridges! To have three Corbett tops is pretty rare and the ridges are airy and takes you through some great scenery.

The journey will be take about two and a half hours and we will drop of some of the Club near different hills on the way. We are spoiled for choice with so many superb mountains ! The Munro Ben More Assynt & Conival  and the many Corbetts , Ben More Ciogach,Suilven, Cul Beag , Cul Mor. Canisp  and Breabeg just to name a few! How can you forget that gem Stac Polly what a area to be in.

Time is critical on these Bus Meets and at this time of year it is dark earlier and the bus has a planned leaving time. Careful planning is needed with a sensible cut off time and a sensible weather awareness is necessary!

Hopefully we will have a good day the forecast is not bad but some wind forecast! I will decide what hill to do on the journey up to this incredible part of the world where just to get out into this fine area and hopefully see the mountains , lochs and the sea, what a combination.

Man in Assynt


“Glaciers, grinding West, gouged out
these valleys, rasping the brown sandstone,
and left, on the hard rock below — the
ruffled foreland —
this frieze of mountains, filed
on the blue air — Stac Polly,
Cul Beag, Cul Mor, Suilven,
Canisp — a frieze and
a litany.

Who owns this landscape?
has owning anything to do with love?
For it and I have a love-affair, so nearly human
we even have quarrels. —
When I intrude too confidently
it rebuffs me with a wind like a hand
or puts in my way
a quaking bog or a loch
where no loch should be.

Or I turn stonily
away, refusing to notice
the rouged rocks, the mascara
under a dripping ledge, even
the tossed, the stony limbs waiting”

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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