Highland Diary: The remote munro

Fergus is the epitome of a real British explorer! Sounds like a real mission, but I expect that as usual he will return victorious and with yet another spectacular Natural World under his belt.
clipped from news.bbc.co.uk
BBC natural history producer Fergus Beeley has headed to the top a remote munro in Scotland to film the spectacular wildlife that live there.

Animals such as red deer, mountain hares and ptarmigan can be seen in the rocky terrain.
The footage is being recorded for a Natural World wildlife programme, Secrets of the Highlands, to be broadcast next year.
At about 700m, the visibility improved and the snow-capped peaks of Beinn Eighe came into view. The camera was running.
This was day one of filming for a wildlife documentary in the north-west highlands of Scotland and the images today were stunning.

"No-one had expected that we would soon be fighting to remain on the ground in an extraordinary gale that reached storm force 11."

It came on us as night fell, as if an angry dinosaur shared the corrie with us.
After the gale (Jim McNeill)
The storm devastated the team's kit

"We could not ride out this storm now without some significant danger of hypothermia setting into us."

Cameraman Ian McCarthy was struggling to remain in the last standing tent, as it shifted with him across the ground.
Though he was also safely anchored to our own rope-to-boulder lashings, if anything were to go now, our tents would be lifted straight off the ground and away with the dark, the snow, the mouth of the storm.

Read more in Fergus's Online Diary

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