ISLE OF ARRAN, SCOTLAND, SEPTEMBER 02 2012: Bill Snee walking on rough ground, off-trail,  near Loch na Davie on the Isle of Arran, just off the West coast of Scotland

A friend and I went on our annual backpacking trip together last weekend. Our original plans were to complete the third stage of the Cape Wrath trek we had started last year but, after an amazing weekend in Rum in May, we decided to keep the island theme going and opted for 4 days in Arran instead. I was looking forward to adding to my backpacking portfolio. I'm not sure what the weather was like further north but Arran was wet. And boggy. And warm. And home to a million midgies. To summarise, it rained a lot and when it wasn't raining, the clouds stayed down, obscuring the view of anything above 200m (and often lower). All except for 60 minutes on our final day.

The picture above was one of a number snatched in that 60 minute period, mainly as we traversed underneath the cliffs of A'Chir, en route to Beinn a'Chliabhain and our descent into Glen Rosa (we decided to miss out the nearby Corbett, Beinn Tarsuinn, and all the other peaks actually, and come back and do the hills again when the weather played ball).