Thursday, 7 June 2012

LAMM Practice on the Buchailles

For some reason - I must have temporarily forgotten damaging my knee and being out of action for months after 2010's Island Peaks Race - I recent signed up to this year's Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon. Concerned about our ability to do a long walk, at the weekend we went for a training trauchle over the two Buchailles in Glencoe. Glencoe is one of those rare places that looks good whatever the weather, but what a tremendous place to be on a fine day!



Impressions: newts, bog myrtle, trickling water, sun, sweat, banter, other walkers, orchid, rhyolite, crampon marks, dust, cloud, gravel, snow, pain, ptarmigan, mighty views, jelly legs.

Buchaille Etive Mor's second top:


The Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon is held in a different Highland location each year, with the location being kept secret until midday on the Thursday of the event weekend - by the time you read this, we should know where we will be over the coming weekend!

Buchaille Etive Beag from the Glencoe road:


As we were driving back my companion Graham mentioned that Scotland was in negotiations to have the Tour de France prologue in 2017. Imagine the Tour de France crossing Rannoch Moor on a morning of sunshine and promise like today! They'd be beating the tourists off with a shitty stick.

Glen Etive from the wee Buchaille:

1 comment:

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"Love of Scotland" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors to here.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunday-drive.html