Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Airlift at Narnain

Heavy rain, low visibility, and very,very windy. The worst conditions for an airlift of stone to our mountain worksite at Ben Narnain last week.

Perseverance was the order of the day and we were relieved to get the stone to site .  Airlift by Skyhooks Helicoptersltd, photo by Kieran Fogarty. Now, we can get going and build our path.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Bagging -on- a Munro!

A crucial stage in our project at Ben Narnain will be to fly 250 tonnes of materials to site. But before we fly, we have to 'bag' the block stone from neighbouring boulder fields, and it is no mean feat. All the bags have to be filled by hand and this involves moving the stones several times to get them in the helibag. The stone range in weight from 25kg to 250kg so it is ridiculously hard work and our team were feeling the pace afterwards. ( There was also a walkin of over an hour before we even got to work!)

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

First Week at Ben Narnain

If ever a week sums up Scotland's fickle weather then this was it. Heatwave at the start of the stint, wintry showers with gales at the end. We have just started our latest project for our client Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland as part of The Mountains and the People project taking place over both national parks in Scotland. This is a large challenging project at Ben Narnain that will involve stone pitching, drainage, surfaced path, and landscaping.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

May sunshine! May it continue!

A good spell of weather saw our stint come to an end, and also saw the start of sunny May.! We have been working on the Ben Nevis path for the last few stints , building new anchor bars, pitching, cross drains, ditching, and blocking desire lines and landscaping. This work has been for our client the Nevis Landscape Partnership.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Easter at Nevis

Working at the busiest hill in Scotland as our working stint coincided with easter. We persevered though and still managed to construct good work on the hill. Work carried out on behalf of our client Nevis Landscape Partnership.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Last week at Ben Nevis

Trying to cross the finishing line but that snow is making life tricky, but we will get there!!

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Glasdrum Stonework

A nice wee project to get our teeth into to start the working year. Glasdrum National Nature Reserve is a cracking wee woodland site north of Oban. Our task was to repair several sections using robust stonework techniques as steps, drainage and blocking. Worked out well we think.