With the arrival of some new gear,the opportunity to test it out was chosen to be Wednesday night.
A return to Buachailean had been planned for a night walk,but a nights camping was a better idea!
18:00 hrs. After work we headed down to Toward,parking at the forestry’s Ardyne car park. We were soon on route to the summit (346 mts).
19:30 hrs. Once on the summit the weather allowed us outstanding views over Bute to Arran as we set up camp.Once camp was established it was time for a well earned ‘refreshment’as we watched the Bute ferry shuttle back and forth and the sun setting to the West.
Dinner was in the form of spicy rice and chicken,pre-packed chicken tikka and the mandatory super noodles ( midnight snack!).
01:00 hrs, it was time to retire to our new sleeping quarters. For me,my Rab Ridge Raider bivi ( now known as the crisp packet) and for Jamie to his Gelert Solo tent.
06:00 hrs, up and about. Taking time for a coffee and a few pictures before packing up and starting the walk back to the car park.
The idea of a microadventure is the brainchild of adventurer Alastair Humphreys, see his site HERE for more details. Basically leaving work,loading up,heading out for a night under the stars/clouds and returning to work the next day. Taking minimum equipment with you and returning with an experience you’ll never forget.