/ Weather Forecast for the Old Man
Any tips would be appreciated.
The Norwegian weather forecasts are often useful in Scotland. http://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Hoy/hour_by_hour.html
Also, http://www.raintoday.co.uk/ is very useful for on-the-day forecasting. When you see the last few hours it's fairly simple to imagine what it may do in the next few hours. I found out about raintoday on here a while back and use it all the time.
Good luck. Don't have a particular website recommendation, but on the plus side it basically doesn't take any drainage (as you can imagine!), so is meant to dry pretty fast. It will be sandy and potentially greasy, but that will be the case whether or not there has been recent rain!
Hope all goes well. Note the Old Man itself does not take drainage but the "interesting" approach path certainly does, so if you can manage a day or two of dry weather beforehand that will help though not essential. Otherwise just take it steady, those members of the party in hiking boots found it easier than the one who wore trainers (me...).
Good luck, it's fantastic.
I will keep the world of UKC posted because I will either be bereft and wanting to share or exciting :-)
Looks like you made it - congratulations!
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