Last Saturday Sunday and Monday nineonesix-guiding had the pleasure of guiding for Jack Wolfskin on a photo and film shoot for next year’s winter clothing range. The team of three models and a photographer arrived in Shieldaig and were soon equipped with all the necessary gear for the next three days. Day 1 was spent walking in to our campsite at the eastern end of Beinn Eighe. The weather was not good as they cooked their meal in the mist and freezing conditions. The following however was much improved with early morning sun bathing our tents to the delight of the photographer who was snapping away as if it was his last day alive. Although the tops failed to clear completely we went ahead with our plan to do The Black Carls. The pace was slow as everything had to be photographed and it was 1400hrs when we arrived at the Carls for the mountaineering scene. That night the team returned to their accommodation at Kinloch for some good food and a warm bed.
The third day was spent on the Bealach Na Ba where we had fantastic weather conditions and views across to Skye. These three days were a great insight into the amount of work outdoor companies put in to producing catalogues and websites and the models do sleep out in tents in the snow. Bet you all thought they went back to a nice hotel…
blog and photos by Dunc Maclennan
Meanwhile Mick was very busy up near Ullapool, here is his blog…
Saturdays extremely low cloud and persistent drizzle did not stop Moira
and her freinds getting in a long walk around the Ullapool area on some
of the less well trodden paths.
They were rewarded with sea-views, tantalising glimpses of snowy
mountains and kept going with a stiff breeze. Or maybe it was the tub of
sweeties in Moiras rucksack. Who remembers flying saucers and sherbet dips?
Never say never, you can usually make a good day out of a bad weather
And Scotland won at Rugby……
finally… Jim had a successful ‘mini-break’ at Glenmore Lodge!