We have started worked on the next phase of the Coirie Raibert path improvement project that involves constructing stone built waterbars, cross drains, and anchor bars. The stone to built this was flown in by helicopter. We have just started the project with installing aggregate path and excavating ditches.
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Our tricky wee job at the Sinclair Path,- at the bottom of Braeriach nr the Lairig Ghru,- continues. This involves constructing a stone pitched path and an aggregate path, within a reasonably steep gully. This first part of the work is going well we are glad to say, and is a tribute to the skills and hard work of our guys who are prepared to lift, shift, and graft with extremely heavy granite stone to provide a hard, durable and safe walking surface for Munro baggers and walkers heading up and down this high hill in the Cairngorms.
This stint also gave us ringside seats of the annual Lairig Ghru Hill race that sees runners run from Braemar to Aviemore via the glen, a distance of over 40km I believe. Amazing, tired just thinking about it.