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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Here Today… There will now be a brief hiatus

camping near here

I was going to set off to Scotland tomorrow, but a duff weather forecast convinced me that it would be a waste of time, so I’m spending Sunday packing and I’ll be setting off for Rannoch very early Monday morning.

This is the plan:

Monday: catch the 11:08 to Corrour. Walk a bit. put the tent up. Wait for a weather window and if there is one, bag a hill. I’ll be doing similar things for a couple of days whilst providing any passing TGO challengers with cups of tea or coffee. I’ve got 5 days supply of food. It’ll be very nice not to have to lug stuff around, but stay in one place for a while.

ben alder cottage

Wednesday or Thursday – Move to Ben Alder Cottage for more bagging

Saturday : Braemar.

Sunday: Tarfside to help with St Drostans.

Thursday: Montrose.

Saturday: Home.

I’m hoping to bag a few Munros and Marilyns and stuff, but the forecast for next week at least is poor.

You can leave comments, but after Sunday they won’t be published till I get home.

See me, I’m offski.



Eeek said...

Superdawg joinging you???? enjoy!!! rannoch is wonderful

Mike Knipe said...

Eeek! (You should include an exclamation mark in your web name thingy by the way)
Superdawg won't be joining me on this one. When I leave in the morning I'm going to have to use the "I'm just nipping out, back in a mo" strategy to avoid causing howling.
Weather forecast is crap. I should take a book, I think....

-maria- said...

Sounds like a good plan. Have fun! Hope the weather forecast is wrong and you get nice weather.

Mike Knipe said...

Thanks Maria - I hope you're right and its wrong. The countryfile forecast for the week was a bit less dire.
Travel in hope - thats the plan....

Alan R said...

Have a good trip Mike. Sounds like a plan.
Looking at the forecast i would take a canoe and plenty of paracetamol for later in the week.

Mike Knipe said...

I'm taking a book, Alan - Scottish fairy stories (tam Lin and stuff like that...)
Week two will be wetter in many ways, I think..

markswalkingblog said...

Sounds an excellent plan Mike. I looking to take the train up to this area and do something similar this year,except I won't be handing out tea !
Have fun

Mike Knipe said...

Its a really nice area, Mark - just don't read "The Black Cloud" before you go (This book details a major hillwalking disaster here in the ?1950s - half a dozen fatalities due to a storm!)

Book said...

Your blogs arouse my interests in travelling !