I was working on the Ben today, for Mountainandglen.com, luckily it was just the Ben because I was completely saturated by the time I got back to the carpark. The team I was with were raising money for children with Brain injuries and so far had raised a staggering £30000 which is absolutely brilliant. I hope they mangage the rest!

The Guys soaking on the Summit
Despite the bad weather it wasn't stopping the masses attempting the climb the summer traffic has arrived.

The Regatta

I went along to the Lochaber Yacht Club regatta this evening. Paul Biggins took me out on Loch Linhe in his boat the Bird of Spray. It didn't start out so well due to the lack of wind however after the wind picked up it became much more exciting.

Paul Biggins waiting for the wind
After the wind came in


More Club Sessions

I was out with the Nevis Canoe Club on Loch Eil. This was for their beginner/improver sessions. We had a nice journey up the Loch and looked at some simple skills.


All The Gear

I have begun a little side line project, to this blog. So please check it out here All The Gear. Hopefully this will be a weekly blog about all the gear! I wasn't going to start off with Palm but I felt they deserved a good mention.


Duke Of Edinbrugh

The third year pupils at Kinlochleven High School were practising for their bronze Duke of Edinburgh. We were walking from Corrour Station to Kinlochleven with an overnight camp in the middle. The group did really well having never walked that distance with such heavy loads before.
We spent the night at Loch Chairain Bothy which protected us from the midges while we had our dinner and played a quick game of telepathysnatchygrabby.
We woke up to a nice pleasant breeze and sunny skies and everyone was thankful to return to civilisation.
Walking home looking toward Glencoe



Not my normal Saturday wake up time but I had to be walking up the been at 3am. I was marshaling for a 3 peaks challenge run by Jagged Globe. It was lovely to watch the sun come up and have the mountian to myself.

My Desk for the Day
One of the members taking part broke their ankle on the way down which made the day a bit more interesting.
The queues that were held up for the helicopter


River Garry.....Again

I was out with Nevis Canoe Club for another of our weekly trips to the Garry. Don't forget your midge nets people. 

Playing at the usual spot

Beginner on Loch Eil

I was working for Nevis Canoe Club  who were running the last of their beginner sessions organised through Lochaber Leisure Centre. There wasn't a breath of wind, which the midgies loved, but it made for a really pleasant paddle accross the loch.


Rock Hopping

I was enjoying the views of Skye, Eigg and Rum from a sunny spot in Arisaig. Ben, from RockHopper, and I were meeting the groups from here to take them onto the sea for a paddle around the coast. In the morning we had ten people with us, after a leisurely paddle around the islands we went to look at the seals. After seeing about 40 of them we headed back.
Eight joined us in the afternoon but unfortunately we only saw one seal but that wasn't a complaint because the weather was just stunning throughout the whole day.


Sunny Times on Loch Eil

I was working with school groups through Nevis Canoe Club today, the sun was shinning and the Loch wasn't actually that cold so there wasn't too many screams when the kids jumped in the water.

The calm before the storm