In the January 2018 issue of The Great Outdoors, David Lintern and friends tackle the South Glen Shiel Ridge. Here’s a taster to whet your appetite
Images and words by David Lintern
Clearly, the persistent drizzle was putting a damper on the group’s enthusiasm for “the plan”. Our target was “that big ridge up there”, but with a Corbett tacked on as a concession to Stefan’s dirty bagging habit. But standing in a soggy car park opposite the Cluanie Inn, grey clouds still swirling overhead, our committee seemed a touch reluctant.
To be fair, most of “that big ridge” wasn’t putting in much of an appearance at the time. Ever the optimist, I was convinced the weather was going to break. And so, after some gentle cajoling, I convinced the others we should give it a try. We’d ditch the more ambitious Forcan Ridge (too wet underfoot, too tricky with heavier loads) and if the rain didn’t stop, we could always abort after the Corbett. Leaving the other vehicles at the pub, we all jumped in Fraser’s fancy new van and headed to the layby just past the Glen Shiel memorial…
Pick up the January 2018 issue of The Great Outdoors, on sale Friday 8 December, to read the story of how Team Haribo got on – including two nights spent high on the ridge – along with some practical tips for taking on this big route in winter conditions. You can see more of David’s excellent photography in his full feature too.
As well as words and pictures for The Great Outdoors magazine, David also runs photography workshops across the Scottish Highlands – for both individuals and small groups, complete beginners to those with more experience. Find out more and get in touch, here: www.davidlintern.com/tuition/