Wet West Paddle Fest 2014

This year I headed up to the Wet West accompanied by my friend Bryn, and met up with a bunch of Durham University friends. We camped in Invermoriston which was quite pleasant apart from a lack of soft ground in which to put tent pegs. There was plenty of dry wood for a nice big bonfire.

The next day we paddled the Moriston followed by the Garry on the Sunday. The Saturday night was quite fun with a party in Ossians in Fort William. I won some Ainsworth Paddles on the raffle! Wooo hoo!

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On the Monday we went for a walk along the Aonach Eagach ridge which was very scary!!! We were all very tired by the end, and when we went to camp at the King’s House at the top of the Etive we were swarmed by midges and quickly escaped to the climbers bar pub thing for food and warmth.

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The next day we headed back to the Moriston but I was feeling very ill and didn’t paddle, whilst the boys put on and subsequently got straight back off again having had a bit of a kerfuffle on the top drop. We set off home and camped in Glen Orchy on our way. We stopped off at Bracklinn falls near Callander to have a scout, but it was very very empty!

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