Scottish Mountains

Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean (Crainlarich Hills)

Written by on January 14, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean (Crainlarich Hills)

Day/date: Tuesday 8 January 2019 Munros: Cruach Ardrain, Beinn Tulaichean (No 78-79) Start point: Inverlochlarig  Drive length: 1.5 hours / 56 miles Walk length: 7.45 miles / 4.5 hours Weather: BASE: Clear, light wind -1C @ 9am / SUMMIT Mist/Fog, windy -3C, -11C wind chill.

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Mount Keen (New Year’s Day)

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Mount Keen (New Year’s Day)

Day/date: Tuesday 1 January 2019 Munros: Mount Keen (No 77) Start point: Invermark car park (Glen Esk) Drive length: 2.5 hours / 120 miles Walk length: 11 miles / 4.5 hours Weather: BASE: Clear, windy 2C @ 8.30am / SUMMITS Mist/Fog, strong wind -3C, -11C wind chill.

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Ben Cruachan & Stob Daimh (40th of 2018)

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Ben Cruachan & Stob Daimh (40th of 2018)

Day/date: Saturday 24 November, 2018 Munros: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh (No 75, 76) Start point: Falls of Cruachan  Drive length: 2 hours / 80 miles Walk length: 8.75 miles / 7 hours Weather: BASE: Mostly clear, light wind 4C @ 7.30am / SUMMITS Mist/Fog, strong wind -2C, -7C wind chill Road route Walk route

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Meall a’ Bhuiridh & Creise @ Glencoe Ski Centre

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Meall a’ Bhuiridh & Creise @ Glencoe Ski Centre

Day/date: Saturday 17 November, 2018 Munros: Meall a’Bhuiridh, Creise (No 73, 74) Start point: Car park at Glencoe Ski Centre Drive length: 2 hours / 81 miles Walk length: 6.5 miles / 5 hours Weather: BASE: Clear, light wind, 3C @ 7.30am / SUMMIT: Icy with passing mist/fog, strong wind -2C air, -6C wind chill.  

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Beinn Eighe, Torridon

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Beinn Eighe, Torridon

Day/date: Thursday 8 November, 2018 Munros: Ruadh-Stac Mor, Spidean Coire nan Clach (No 71, 72) Start point: Just W of bridge over Allt a Choire Dhuibh Mhoir Drive length: 4 hours / 216 miles Walk length: 11.25 miles / 5.5 hours Weather: BASE: Clear 3C @ 7.30am / SUMMITS Mostly cloudy, moderate wind, 0C, -4C wind chill  

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Mayar and Driesh marks 14th munro in 4.5 weeks, 34th of 2018 and 70th overall!

Written by on September 30, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Mayar and Driesh marks 14th munro in 4.5 weeks, 34th of 2018 and 70th overall!

Exactly a week after my successful trip to beautiful Lochnagar and the Mounth plateau 5, this time I head up the A90 towards Forfar and turn off and head up into Glen Clova. This visit took on the last 2 of 14 munros to the east of the Cairnwell. This relatively easy 9 mile hike […]

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Lochnagar & The Mounth Plateau (Circuit of 5!)

Written by on September 30, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Lochnagar & The Mounth Plateau (Circuit of 5!)

Since getting serious about hill walking in Scotland back in 2016, Lochnagar has always been one of those ‘must do’ munros with it’s it’s stunning dark beauty steeped in history, myth and folklore. After focusing on the southern end of the Cairngorm plateau during the summer, this was my 3rd visit to the eastern Cairngorms […]

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Tolmount, Tom Buidhe (East of Cairnwell)

Written by on September 23, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Tolmount, Tom Buidhe (East of Cairnwell)

Day/date: Thursday 30 August, 2018 Munros: Tolmount, Tom Buidhe (No 62, 63) Start point: Layby just north of Glenshee Ski Centre Drive length: 2 hours / 94 miles Walk length: 10 miles / 4 hours Weather: BASE: Clear 4C @ 7.30am / SUMMITS Mostly clear, breezy 5C Carn an Tuirc summit, 1st of the day. This doesn’t count as this was done just […]

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Glas Maol & East of Cairnwell Circuit of 4

Written by on September 23, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Glas Maol & East of Cairnwell Circuit of 4

Day/date: Saturday 25 August, 2018 Munros: Carn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Glas Maol, Creag Leacach (No 58, 59, 60, 61) Start point: Layby just north of Glenshee Ski Centre Drive length: 2 hours / 94 miles Walk length: 12 miles / 4.55 hours Weather: BASE: Clear 4C @ 7.30am / SUMMITS Mix of sun and cloud, windy, 6C, -2 […]

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Ben Wyvis

Written by on September 23, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Ben Wyvis

Day/date: Tuesday 21 August, 2018 Munros: Ben Wyvis (No 57) Start point: Ben Wyvis car park Drive length: 3.25 hours / 188 miles Walk length: 8.75 miles / 4 hours Weather: BASE: Fair, breezy, 7C / SUMMIT Mostly cloudy, moderate to strong wind, gusty, 3C Rising about Little Wyvis! Into the clouds hugging the ridge. Loch Glascarnoch and An Teallach Featured […]

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