Self reliance is a fundamental principle of mountaineering. By participating we accept this and take responsibility for the decisions we make. These Conditions Reports are intended to help you make good decisions. They do not remove the need for you to make your own judgements when out in the hills.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

On another hot and dusty day I had a full day of biking starting off with a TCL Assessment with Laura and Janey. We had a great ride along the canal and round Glen Loy in full on sunshine with brilliant views across to the Nevis Range. There are some superb trails in most of the glens and forests round here, you just need a map and a sense of adventure to find them.

It was really nice to see the canal being used by a good number of people. For a walk or cycle ride it is an excellent option with no hills! There is a great wee board at the forestry car park near Strone as well which tells you all about the geology and geography of the hills too.

This evening I met up with Will again, a local ripper on a mountain bike. We made the most of the good weather with a ride up the Allt a'Mhuilinn. This trail is the normal walk in to the climbs on Ben Nevis but more recently it has become a classic mountain bike ride too. The riding is quite technical but never too steep. Lots of drainage channels keep you on your toes and all under the cliffs of the North Face. Brilliant.

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