Lenticular Cloud, Northumberland

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Not faked. Honest. Sent shivers down the spine driving under it….

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Ice Factor – Near Fort William

Ice Factor National Ice Climbing Centre – has the world’s largest indoor ice climbing wall and hot maple syrup and bacon pancakes – we went out of curiosity, and to sample the pancakes….

Local glamping includes River Beds in Glencoe – designer wigwams with hot tubs… reserve in advance, though.

Ben Nevis

We’ve often visited Fort William over the years, and frequently seen the rescue helicopter flying in to assist injured walkers on Ben Nevis.

This time was no different, and a couple of French climbers who were watching the coastguard chopper with us told us that the recent warm weather had lured folk onto the slopes who were ill equipped for the demanding conditions of heat and humidity.

Ben Nevis needs treating with respect at the best of times, it can be dangerous to go up ill prepared and ignorant of changing weather.