Assault On Goat Fell – Five Humans And Three Dogs Brave The Elements……
























…….we think some rain might have got into Geoff’s camera, which is strange, as it’s supposed to be waterproof……..

James and Reuben, of course, had far better views when they followed us up a couple of hours later.


About chrissiedixie

Love being out on the moors and mountains, backpacking, dogs, travelling generally. Favourite place in the world - Yosemite National Park. Retired teacher and ex Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader. Married to Geoff, who puts up with all sorts.
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25 Responses to Assault On Goat Fell – Five Humans And Three Dogs Brave The Elements……

  1. backpackbrewer says:

    A mixed bag of weather it seems but cracking photos and a real sense of out in the wilds! Alas I need to get me and my pooch out on the mountains again soon….its been way too long!

    • It was a bit of a ‘Four Seasons In One Day’ walk – but great fun! James and Reuben went up a couple of hours later (we passed them going up as we were going down), and their lie in definitely paid off weather wise 🙂

      • backpackbrewer says:

        Sometimes it does pay off to have a lie in 🙂 I seem to have had the bad end of early starts lately but I am sure it will even up eventually!

  2. Ken Brown says:

    I remember that walk-in. 😦

    For all I’ve walked most areas south of the Great Glen that walk-in to Goatfell felt never ending for some reason. It seemed like the view never changed for hours. Bad luck with the weather ’cause the views around the ridge from the summit are pretty special. We did it on a sunny summer’s day…spectacular…as were the enormous black flies. Hmm…maybe you were lucky after all.

    Love the 40m long leads (photo2) 😉

    • It’s funny, we all remarked how the walk out seemed never ending! Too busy with heads down, forging into the wind/rain/sleet/hail on the way up perhaps…….

      Notice how the chocolate dollop’s the only one off the lead too, standing there looking smug with a stick in her mouth 🙂

  3. surfnslide says:

    That summit photo speaks volumes 🙂
    4 seasons in one day? I thought there were only 3 types of Scottish weather. It’s just about to rain, its just stopped raining, and its raining

  4. Ken Brown says:

    Any mention of “not rain” results in a visit from the inquisition followed by burning at the stake. However there have been no recorded deaths as a result of this process due to the very soggy nature of the kindling. 😦

  5. beatingthebounds says:

    A great set of photos. Very atmospheric.

  6. So, it was a bit wet then Chrissie?!!

    On our last trip over there, the road became a river at one point!

    Some great pics, despite the conditions.

  7. Definitely 4 seasons in one day there. Mind you, at least it’s not slippy rock on Arran when it’s wet – that’s a definite plus point!

  8. Great pics, as always!
    Love how Dixie’s face is the only one in focus in the ‘moist’ group shot, and the chocolate lab carrying her own water bottle 🙂
    Is that ‘HMS Vixen’ etched in to the stone by the trig pillar?

  9. Dawn says:

    Dramatic photos,love it.

  10. backpackingbongos says:

    I really did enjoy that extra hour in bed which of course led to a day of mostly sunshine and excellent views 🙂

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