Margaret was up here to visit some establishments to plan her Munro Compleation party for next May, and she bumped into the other two, who were also travelling individually, on the bus from Glasgow. Winter has certainly arrived here in Glencoe, and it was nice to have some company to share the wonderful moonlit walk to the Clachaig last night, as well as a lot of blether about the wonders of Scottish hill walking.
The guys weren't really equipped for a winter's hill day, but to kill some time today, we walked up past the Grey Mares Tail waterfall at Kinlochleven, (complete with its new via ferrata route), and on up as far as the old Mamore Lodge. The lodge is now closed, and after having parked my car there a few times in the past, as well as having a pint when I came off the hill, it was sad to see it all derelict. Surprising how soon a building can deteriorate when neglected.
There were some lovely wintry views between the showers, especially of the Pap of Glencoe and Garbh Beinn across on Ardgour.
I am taking three guys into the Glencoe and/or Lochaber hills tomorrow, so fingers crossed on the weather.