Posted: 19/06/2016 at 11:42
I had a quick read of that ppauper. I have to admit, I laughed too!
Seriously though, this is the danger of people tackling any kind of reasonable sized hill without the proper equipment and experience. We see it up here all the time. They don't realise that it can be lovely where you start out, and snowing/raining/foggy at the tops and near or below zero - even in summer. The Munros are regularly sub zero in the early hours at this time of year, never mind in autumn/winter/spring.
Never been to Ireland - perhaps when I retire and have lots of time on my hands, I'll visit! I have to say that I'd also love to see the Giant's Causeway too. I find it fascinating.
Perhaps that's why I love structure in gardens. Rock and stone - you can't beat it. The summit plateau and approach of that first Munro is quite hard to walk over - lots of alpine scree, with all those knife edge jagged pieces of rock sticking up through the ground, perfect for little alpine plants. You get a bit of an idea from the pic showing the Corries and Nevis, although it's more noticeable in other parts. It reminded me of Berghill's garden where he has created an alpine area.
None growing up there though!