The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Friday, 13 February 2009

At Glenmore Lodge

The journey was long but easy and uneventful and at just after 6pm we
were half a mile from Glenmore Lodge.

With unfortunate timing we arrived at the access road just as a
bottleneck had ocurred further along - a situation compounded by an
apparent lack of reversing ability by two drivers.

We got here in the end though and a flurry of activity ensued. We're
now kitted out with all of the gear we'll need, but our crampons have
not yet been adjusted. Despite instruction to return to stores at
8.30pm for that purpose I was resolute that I had to eat before I did
anything else.

I now sit here with my second dinner. The first was nice, but having
tipped it in sideways I was still hungry so beat last orders by
moments for my second plate of food.

Although it was drizzling as we arrived conditions look promising for
our purposes with a good foot of snow lying, and - even better - the
forecast looks reasonably dry for the weekend.


  1. Wow! Last time you did that trip it must have taken a month! Have a great weekend, both of you, and enjoy the snow-holing.

  2. Have fun and enjoy, oh and save some snow for me.Shall be up there Tuesday

  3. Hi Martin, Hi Dawn,

    We did indeed have a most fantastic weekend - far better than I had imagined (and obviously I thought it would be good, or I wouldn't have gone).

    No snow-holing on this trip, Martin. This was just a wee taster of a Winter Skills course. I was surprised that we made any sort of a snow shelter.

    Dawn - even though there was most definitely a thaw going on yesterday, by the depth of the snow remaining, I think that there'll be plenty for you to play around in. Have a good trip!