Oh well, I got about 2/3 of the way up Ben Vane today and then turned back. A number of reasons. It’s a couple of years since I’ve been up a hill and I’m out of shape, it’s pretty steep all the way and there had already been a couple of bits that I didn’t fancy reversing as tired as I was, and as there was another hour’s worth at least of climbing I decided better not.
Add to this the fact the weather was coming in and getting colder, wetter, and windier. By the time I got back down to the van it was, to use a technical term, shit.
A grand day out all the same as you can see from the photographs.
4 thoughts on “Nah…”
Nah … not shit … just a nice soft day. Loch Lomond didn’t get where it is without a spot of rain falling!
Hamish (from Drymen)
Quite, and our man in his Paramo gear too! Would Walkers Crisps a Mother’s Pride cheese bun have got Mallory to the top do we think?
He had his itchy breeches to spur him on.
As to the weather I’ve been up lots of hills in much worse, but turning back today was the right thing for me.