Dog sitting – Back from the West my pal Islay for a few days. Plans for the New Year? “So much to do so little time “

It was very wet over in the West but we had a quite New Year we got lots of driving rain. The rivers are very high and the great peaks snow less. It was a long drive back until I neared Garve then the sun came out. I have Islay the Collie for a few days staying with me helping a friend. We managed a walk at Rogie Falls the river was in full flow.

Logie Falls

It was then pop in and see my Grandkids and another walk in pouring rain with Ellie Skye and Lexi. They loved being out we were all soaked but it was real fun. I had dinner with them and It’s good to be home. I took Islay out for a final walk in the dark it brought back so many memories of my Dog Teallach of king days in the dark coming off the hill. Catching the dogs eyes in the torchlight as they wander about their eyesight is so much better than us. Islay is happy and now asleep on my living room floor.

Islay getting comfy

What plans have you for the New year mine are to stay well and fit. Look after those I love family and friends. Take time for folk and give what you can to help those who are struggling. Highlight the great people about unsung heroes and heroines who never get a mention. They are the ones who keep this country going.

I would love and hope to complete my Corbett’s only 1 to do. Creach Bheinn (Loch Creran) Creach Bheinn is a continuation of the ridge from Beinn Sgulaird and offers wonderful views of the western seaboard.

SMC Munro App

Get an ebike and complete my remaining two Munro’s – Lurg Mor & Bidein a Choire Sheasgaich.

My dog Teallach a Machine

Climb Tower Ridge in winter again stay at the CIC hut again.

Get some winter routes in the Northern Corries !

Summer rock – climb again – Ardverikie Wall, Cioch Nose (Applecross) Cioch Direct on Skye, Rannoch Wall Glencoe to name a few!

Hills – Liathach, Ben Alligin, Beinn Dearg, Ben Loyal , Ben Stack and other Assynt Hills Do a few hills with my stepdaughter Yvette..

The Islands – Visit St Kilda again Skye as well plus Arran again Rum and Harris.

Visit some Bothies Bearnis Corrour and others.

Glencoe big boots .

Visit crash sites on Aonach (Beag Alder area Assynt and others )

So many plans hopefully a few will come to fruition ? I always get a call from a friend to do a hill and health willing I do if possible meet them,

Finish that book!!!

What’s your plans for 2022? Comments welcome

1974 Tower Ridge

Stay safe winters on the way back beware of the flooded rivers just now, be patient “the hills will always be there the secret is to get there with them “

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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