Posted: 13/08/2017 at 14:03
Fairygirl, I saw the report on Skye too. Such a shame that the island is being exploited like this. It's about 10 years since I went, it's a great place even in the inevitable ' weather'. We noticed that Glencoe was busier this year, I know it's always been a ' tourist's hotspot, but the amount of coach parties was ridiculous. Off the beaten track and even in the village it was fine but the lay-bys on the A82 were overflowing by midday!
Sorry to hear you had to abort your hill walk but totally the right thing to do. If it makes you feel better I took my better half along Glen Etive with the intention of doing Ben Starav. We got to about 900 metres when her fear of ' exposure' kicked in, we were still a way from the ridge but she psyches herself out of some walks because as you know some ridges look like knife edges from a distance. So we sat down had lunch and came back down on a glorious sunny day. It will be there for another try. I don't suffer from 'summit' fever and the views were fabulous, but OH was so disappointed that I felt bad for her