Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Snow shoes at the Cobbler.

The UA team was working at the approach path to Ben Arthur otherwise known as the Cobbler. A typical scottish week in February where we saw snow, blizzards, sleet, rain, and even some t-shirt wearing sunshine. Working on behalf of our client Cairngorms Outdoor Accces Trust as part of The Mountains and the People project, we are carrying out repairs to sections of this path but deep snow hampered our progress on the open hill but we managed to keep gainfully employed in the section through the woods.

Below is  classic 'before and after' photos, showing the difference path repairs can do in keeping water off the path to stop further damage.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Macgillicudy Reeks Mountain Access Project

Upland Access Ltd had the privilege of being involved in the training of Kerry mountain footpath workers in Ireland last week.  The project is organised by the South Kerry Development partnership whose aims are to redress erosional problems in the Macgillicudy Reeks mountains but also provide training and employment for locals.
Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust have provided logistical support for this project and our part in this exciting development is through them.