When you walk on the verge of winter you also get the mountains to yourself – bliss, that’s what it is. It is quite simply pure escape to be high on a mountain summit with no one else around and the beauty of Scotland on display before you. Pure bliss.
We’d had some debate over which mountain to climb on our short weekend break on the small Scottish Isle of Arran. Goatfell is the popular choice but as we had arrived into Brodick my eye was drawn by the seemingly perfect horseshoe to the side of Goatfell: the Three Beinns. They stood tall, a little jagged and a much more interesting walk than Goatfell and so that’s what we decided to do.