Sunday, 8 March 2009

Kaim Hill.

I was a bit knackered from the bevvy on Fiday night alas.I had stayed at Melgarve Bothy with Scott and had struggled up the Corbett Meall Na h-Aisre in the Monadhliath on the Saturday morning in foul conditions.Bob phoned and suggested the perfect antidote....Kaim Hill above Largs.A short day with the prospect of grabbing the only reasonable forecast within a short drive.

We parked in Fairlie and went up the longer scenic way rather than a quick flog up from the moorland road.Very nice glen it was too....loads of waterfalls and a ruined castle.Even though it was early March the daffodils were everywhere.Costa del Clyde indeed...

One of the waterfalls........



Bob coming down from a cave prospecting foray....



Broke out on to the hillside above directly opposite Cumbrae.The weather wasn`t too bad with the Arran hills appearing out of the clouds from time to time.....



We made our way over the moor towards the summit as the clouds got progressively darker and the snow showers became more frequent.

Bob donned what remains of his overtrousers...



It brightened up a little on the descent however and there were some hald decent light shows over the south of Arran.....



As far as I know this hill doesn`t appear on any tick list which is a bit of a bugger as far as I`m concerned, but the views on a really good day must be quite spectacular. It did at least have the decency to sport a fine trig pillar on the summit which gave me a trig point tick :)

2 comments:

Pete R said...

Kaim Hill is now on a list:
http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/reascent/HillsOfBritain/GBtoR30.html
and then click on Region 27.
Now admittedly, EVERYTHING is on this list. But still...

blueskyscotland said...

Cheers Pete.
Alex will be pleased to know.I,m not bothered about lists.I just like any hill with interest or views.