For many years, Joachim, Markus, Stefan, Thomas and I spend a long weekend together for hiking every year. After we were rather “flat” on the way, the choice for 2008 fell to Scotland. For a long time I wanted to bring the boys the beauties of the Highlands and above all my passion for the Munros. However, I was also clear that, unlike the previous hikes, I should and should have pointed out seriousness, weather conditions and conditional conditions. What should also be true of course. And since we still had a bed free and in my view Cord would fit well with the guys, we also gave him asylum for the 4 days in Scotland.
After we had flown the day before from Cologne to Edinburg, Cord came in Cologne from Berlin to come, followed first the journey to Kinlochleven. In Callander we bought food and drinks and then drove through the Rannoch Mor with obligatory photopause. The weather was fresh, but pleasant. As we approached Glen Coe, guarded majestically by the great shepherd, my hint “there we go up tomorrow” cried out rather disbelieving head shaking. In the Glen Coe itself we made another photopause. Afterwards we went directly to Kinlochleven, to the beautifully situated Garbh Bhein Cottage, which offers great views of the Mamores. Beer, fire and dinner were the successful end of the arrival day.
The next morning it became clear that my advice to the Scottish weather conditions and the urgent demands to take rain-proof clothes with me were not in vain. It was raining heavily, the visibility was severely limited and the motivation had dropped significantly. Here, however, it proved to be an advantage to have motivation artists and raincoasters. At 10 o’clock we were standing still in the parking lot near Altnafeadh, though still somewhat uncertain, but still fully […]