There are three great ridge walks in Scotland on Islands,arguably the three best ridge walks anywhere in the British Isles for their length and complexity.Knife edged Skye is first of course,then I,d pick Arran for its miles of sweeping granite and rocky tors then Rum a close third.
By the time I,d had my breakfast(a tin of cold beans and sausage on a buttered roll,class eh?) the sun was just starting to burst in the door of the tent.
I was happy with a bottle of coke and a lone heron in the distance.Alex surfaced at 6.00am and was ready to go at 7.00am after three cups of coffee and several of those little white sticks that he seems to prefer to food.Actually that's how most supermodels or actresses also start their day now I think of it though he,s getting nowhere near my tent.
I gave him my back up camera and left him in good company...Two fellow Corbett baggers,one of which put us to shame.He was older than us by the looks of him and had two plastic hip replacements.He gave me a cheery wave and together the three of them weaved upwards over steep scree.