Scottish Mountains

Final Climb of Year Ends With Stunning Bla Bheinn, Isle of Skye

Final Climb of Year Ends With Stunning Bla Bheinn, Isle of Skye

With Ben Macdui, Braeriach, Aonach Mor, Carn Mor Dearg, Ben Nevis and another 10 munros including the UK’s top 6 highest ticked off the list last year, 2017 had a lot to live up to. It’s certainly been a great year for me in the Highlands . Like 2016, another 15 summits were achieved including another 3 in beautiful Torridon in April and May, Ben […]

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Climb of the magnificent An Teallach!

Written by on September 30, 2017 in Scottish Mountains, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Climb of the magnificent An Teallach!

After patient 4 month wait due to work schedule and poor weather my opportunity finally came about, my chance to climb one of Scotland’s most magnificent mountains. The Area Located within a remote corner of Wester Ross just south of Ullapool with Little Loch Broom to the north and Loch na Sealga to the south, […]

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Geal Charn, Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor at Drumochter

Written by on September 21, 2017 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Geal Charn, Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor at Drumochter

Back at the beginning of the year I headed half way up the A9 and parked up at Balsporran Cottages on a clear, cold January morning. Located just N of Drumochter and just south of Dalwhinnie, A’ Mharconaich was on my hit list. This would be my first munro since October last year and my 20th munro […]

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Carn Aosda, Carn a’ Gheoidh, Cairnwell @ Glenshee + drive to Lossiemouth & Fraserburgh

Carn Aosda, Carn a’ Gheoidh, Cairnwell @ Glenshee + drive to Lossiemouth & Fraserburgh

The weather and forecast wasn’t great with low cloud and a risk of showers but I was ready for another climb. The alarm sounded at 12am Sunday 31 July with two areas in mind. 1st choice was the mighty 3,789ft Lochnagar, 2nd choice was 3 munros to the west of the Glenshee Ski Area. The forecast for Lochnagar […]

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The Aonach Eagach: Most challenging, thrilling, scary and exciting of all

The Aonach Eagach: Most challenging, thrilling, scary and exciting of all

It’s Saturday 8 July, 2017 and I’m heading for Glen Coe this time. Later start (2.40am dep from Milton of Campsie) and shorter drive (2 hours) but MUCH tougher and challenging climb awaits compared to Ben Hope. This is my greatest challenge yet. With a fearsome reputation, the Aonach Eagach is considered the narrowest ridge on mainland […]

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500-mile drive & climb of Ben Hope (Most northerly munro!)

500-mile drive & climb of Ben Hope (Most northerly munro!)

I am well accustomed to long day trips in excess of 500-miles round trip but taking in the climb of a munro too made this a first for me. The last two climbs (Maol Chean Dearg, Sgurr Choinnich and Sgurr a Chaorachain) were in Torridon. This time I bypassed Torridon and took aim at Scotland’s remote and stunning Far North. This was my 3rd visit […]

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Climb of Sgurr Choinnich + Sgurr a Chaorachain, Torridon

Climb of Sgurr Choinnich + Sgurr a Chaorachain, Torridon

Less than a month since our first reunion since September and we’re back on the road and heading back to Torridon. It’s 1am Sunday 21 May and it’s my 3rd visit to the Torridon. This time Petr and I are taking on Sgurr Choinnich and Sgurr a Chaorachain. Located in the Achnashellach Forest between Glen Carron and Loch Monar, this […]

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Climb of Maol Chean Dearg (2nd in Torridon, 21st munro)

Climb of Maol Chean Dearg (2nd in Torridon, 21st munro)

After a lengthy time apart (due to work and birth of my 2nd daughter), the Irish-Czech duo were back in the hills on Saturday 22 April. Our last climb was Suilven up in Sutherland way back last September. We met in Cumbernauld and took to the road at the once again sleepy hour of 1am for Torridon. Route […]

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20th Munro Finally Complete With Climb of A’Mharconaich At Drumochter!

20th Munro Finally Complete With Climb of A’Mharconaich At Drumochter!

I’ve taken a bit of a break from climbing in the last few months as our second baby is due in just over 2 weeks and my wife needed me around more. However, the past weekend presented me with a window of opportunity in weather and chance to achieve my 20th munro. My last opportunity to […]

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Re-Climb of Aonach Mor 2016

Re-Climb of Aonach Mor 2016

At the beginning of October, 2016 I reattempted the climb of Aonach Mor in the Nevis Range following a failed summit attempt back in January 2016. Deep snow stopped me from reaching beyond the weather station but I was determined to make it this time around. Like back in January, I managed to get great views and great […]

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