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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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Completing the top 10 highest: 4,047 ft Aonach Beag

Written by on August 29, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Completing the top 10 highest: 4,047 ft Aonach Beag

For me, Aonach Beag was not only the last munro to climb for completion of the Nevis or Aonachs but also for completion of the top 10 highest mountains in Scotland and UK. One of only 9 summits which exceed 4,000 ft, Aonach Beag has spectacular views extending in all directions for a good 70 […]

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Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Bothaidh

Written by on August 22, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Bothaidh

Day/date: Sunday 5 August, 2018 Munros: Beinn Dorain, Beinn an Bothaidh (No 54, 55) Start point: Car park at Bridge of Orchy Hotel Drive length: 1 hour 45 mins Walk length: 6 miles / 4 hours 30 mins Weather: Cloudy 18C at bottom, 10C on summit with light breeze Heading away from civilization, what little there is of it anyway.   […]

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Schiehallion

Written by on August 12, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Schiehallion

Just 3 days after bagging 3 more munros in a first visit to the Lawers Group, I headed into the heart of Perthshire to the west of Aberfeldy and parked up at the Braes of Foss. This time it was Schiehallion in my sights. Positioned just south of an east-west line between Loch Tummel  to […]

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Celebrating my 50th munro with 1st visit to the Lawers Group!

Written by on July 25, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Celebrating my 50th munro with 1st visit to the Lawers Group!

Hot off the heels from 2 weeks in Cornwall and I’m back in the hills. This time I head to the north shores of Loch Tay and take on Scotland’s 10th highest mountain and two of it’s neighbors. The car park and route was very well marked and easy to use compared to some. In […]

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Reaching the roof of Glen Coe: Bidean nam Bain & Stob Coire Sgreamhach

Written by on July 20, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Reaching the roof of Glen Coe: Bidean nam Bain & Stob Coire Sgreamhach

My last hill walking visit to Glen Coe was back in June 2017 to take on the infamous Aonach Eagach ridge. Thankfully this time it wasn’t quite as challenging or hair raising but nevertheless, my next target in this stunning area was Glen Coe’s highest peaks. Tucked in and looming behind the iconic three sisters […]

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