Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ben Rinnes.

Today was another one of those dictated by the weather. Original plans of a walk amongst the Munroe’s of the Northern Cairngorms were soon changed as we passed the Slochd Summit. The low grey cloud and persistent rain forced the car in a North East direction and we were soon at the car park at the foot of Banffshires biggest hill.
Ben Rinnes is a Corbett of 840mts with a very nice path from car to Summit and back again. As a result our day in the hills was restricted to a few hours of Corbett bashing. The view south into the Cairngorms was very depressing, with warm rain and very little snow. As a thought I do wonder if we will be able to get the winter climbing gear out again this year? A Scottish winter climber is certainly a person of patience this year, oh well we have booked a ski holiday in Austria today! :o)