Scottish Mountains

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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COMPLETING BRITAIN’S TOP 6 WITH BRAERIACH, SGOR AN LOCHAIN UAINE, CAIRN TOUL

COMPLETING BRITAIN’S TOP 6 WITH BRAERIACH, SGOR AN LOCHAIN UAINE, CAIRN TOUL

In July I summited Ben Macdui (2nd highest). In August, Ben Nevis (highest). Just two weeks after on August 30, 2016 I’m heading back up the A9 in the dark hours of night aiming to summit Britain’s 3rd, 4th and 5th highest, Braeriach, Cairn Toul and Sgor an Lochain Uaine respectively. With the ascent of Cairngorm on the same day of climbing […]

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Finally, I Conquer Ben Nevis Via Carn Mor Dearg & CMD Arête

Finally, I Conquer Ben Nevis Via Carn Mor Dearg & CMD Arête

On two separate occasions I set aside a day to drive up to Fort William and climb The Ben, however the weather was poor with frequent low cloud and rain. A waste of time! Then towards the end of last week I saw a break in the weather for this week and Tuesday was free and set aside straight […]

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THE CAIRNGORM TRIO: Ben Macdui (2), Beinn Mheadhoin (10), Cairn Gorm (6)

THE CAIRNGORM TRIO: Ben Macdui (2), Beinn Mheadhoin (10), Cairn Gorm (6)

Another weekend and another trip to the mountains! It’s Saturday, July 16, 2016 01.00am, not quite the journey by road we faced with Liatach or Conival, Ben More Assynt but what we lost in road miles we most certainly gained on foot with this trip. I met up with my good friend Petr in Cumbernauld at the unearthly hour […]

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