Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Summer is here?

Blazing sunshine for the last 2 stints at the Cairngorms- we really are being spoiled with the waterproofs staying stubbornly in the rucksacks. More good work done by our team on the path overlooking Loch Muick at Balmoral estate, heading twds the Dubh Loch. Here you can see the difference our work makes to eroded and washed out areas of the path. This work is on behalf of our client Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

A tale of 2 lochs

Back working in Balmoral Estate but this time we had the sun beating down on us all stint. Our team started the stint by carrying out repairs to a section of path round Loch Muick that had been severely damaged by the floods at xmas time. We then carried all our tools 3 kms to the path that leads towards the Dubh Loch. This project is to carry out low key, natural repairs to the path, mainly sort out drainage issues and anything else that may be causing erosion. Works carried out for our client Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust as part of the Mountains and the People Project.

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

'Ne'er cast a cloot til May is oot...!"

Just when we thought that the weather was beginning to settle down, the old adage of 'Never cast a cloot afore May is ooot" came back to bite us. We saw bitterly cold blizzards on the Cobbler, even as our stint turned into May and we lost a good bit of time on this contract as its pretty hard to work in a white out.  Our team worked really hard and as we were coming to the end of this project, removing tools from the top of the hill and walking them down a slippery slope can be arduous and sketchy- still a hard shift with the added hardship of freezing temperatures. Roll on summer- please!!