Last week I walked from Strathcarron to Glenfinnan and met quite a few on the Challenge. I feel sure Maria will have story or two to tell if she was up high in the weather around the 13th May.
I recall it rained every night though the visiblity during the days was fine with the odd shower. It was so wet underfoot all the time I was there.The fords were more numerous and difficult as the streams/rivers were so full, I guessed some of the more usual stepping stones were not visible. I just walked through after a while.
I visited the Bothies at Barrisdale, A'chuil, Sourlies and Corry Hully,though I only slept in the latter.Sourlies is great and it has fireplace.
As sods law pronounces near Sheil Bridge in the worst weather I was up my highest, a near 3000 footer, a 60mph wind and in a foot of snow at the top, blessing an internet blog I had read that told me to follow the rough wall down.
On a recent scottish trip I met a French guy with his smartphone, in gps mode, in a plastic set up on his arm complet with strap.Taking a risk I thought, mine was double bagged in my double bagged pack.I will take look at the bags mentioned above as when you need to look at the phone/gps it is inevitably bad conditions as well.
Although I do dehydrate my own any recommendations for veggie food from outdoorsgrub.Just returned from a Scottish trip and used some Mountain House food from evaQ8 ,especially liked the salmon and potato.