Reading Conrad’s blog last night brought a joyous reminder of a wonderful day’s walk on 15 April 2008, when five of us set out to climb these outliers of Beinn Eighe. Only Dave, Sue and I made it to the tops of both hills. Reminded now by Conrad, my memory of the day is very clear. Dave is shown below, romping down Ruadh-stac Beag with Beinn Eighe in front of him, after he and Sue had utilised my carefully placed footsteps for their speedy ascent after they had originally headed misguidedly up to some impenetrable crags.
Apparently this walk is normally blighted by difficult boulder fields, so although the snow was deep and soft, we probably had much easier conditions underfoot than Conrad did yesterday. And we had about a fifteen year age advantage over Conrad (more like 35 years in Sue’s case!).