Weird Weekend at Bob Scott’s

Climbing out of the car into the rain wasn’t the best of starts.

Snowy tents near Bob Scott's bothy

Things improved, though, when a mate slipped, turned his ankle and skelped his face hard off the road during the walk in. I was relieved when he raised a hand to be helped up, and he was quick with praise for rescuing his whisky that was catapulted down the road before coming back to help him. ;-)

At the end of that night, a guy in the bothy turned out to be a psycho and started picking a fight. He was one of those repetitive pillocks as well so there wasn’t even any entertainment to be had out of him. Drunken diplomacy won out in the end—sort of.

The next day was an easy stroll up Beinn Bhreac for us, but two lads came in late that night without the dog they’d set off with. It had ran out onto a frozen loch and gone through the ice, the poor wee thing. They said they’d tried to smash a path through the ice for the dog to swim back to shore but couldn’t manage it in the end.

It was a nice dug as well. Mad for sticks but then you expect that from a collie.

I only took a few photos on the way up Beinn Bhreac.

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10 Responses to “Weird Weekend at Bob Scott’s”

  1. ptc* Says:

    That’s why I don’t go near bothies anymore. I don’t have the temperament for it.
    The AWOL suaddies I found hidong in one a few years ago was the last straw.

    That snow looks nice. I’m so fed up of sitting in the hoose MMMMMFFFFFFF

  2. Scott Says:

    I need to clarify that it wasn’t me that fell & skelped my face off the road. I’m afraid I look like that photie all the time.


  3. BigDug Says:

    Ummm… Errr…. It might have been me :o (

    At least the whisky survived tho’ ;o)

  4. Gordy Says:

    That’s the last time I carefully preserve your anonymity if you’re just going to own up anyway. ;-)

  5. Scott Says:

    This is catching up on the Bennachie thread already.

  6. Gordy Says:

    I wasn’t expecting such a rush, right enough. ;O)

  7. MikefaeDundee Says:

    So Big Dug drank his bottle on the walk in and fell over pished? Shocking! Shame about the other dug.

  8. Kev Says:

    Poor wee dug. The boys must’ve been gutted. Nightmare.

    Bothy Psychos are one of the reasons I carry a tent btw. Them and University “Mountaineering” Clubs.

    Hope the coupon’s on the mend, BigDug :o )

  9. Scott Says:

    We should organise a Gordy’s website festive walk. Seeing as how the last trip turned out to be dangerous & depressing.


  10. Gordy Says:

    Scott – I just remembered that you were wondering what the emergency signal is in case you run out of sandwiches or something. It’s six blasts with a minute’s gap. Or six flashes of your torch – whatever. Repeat as necessary, obviously.


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