Beth's Stuff, of a Random Nature

Meall nan Tarmachan

The forecast was generally dry but with north-westerly winds gusting 40mph again. I looked at the map and hoped most of the usual Tarmachan route might be relatively sheltered. Getting out of the car the weather didn't seem promising with gusts rocking it alarmingly. I phoned Paul to whine at him pathetically.  read more ...   (14/03/10)

 

Ben Nevis

It was a mad idea... a very mad idea. Who thought up that one then?! Ben Lawers was dropped for Ben Nevis. Nancy was to be our guide as she's been up many times. "Crampons & ice axe? Nooo!" she said. I had them with me anyway. And I had my Microspikes to stick on Carin's boots should the need arise. I warned Carin it was going to be a very long day. Don't think she fully understood quite how tiring it was going to be...  read more ...   (10/03/10)

 

Beinn Narnain

Another stunningly beautiful day made better for the short but worthwhile company of Chris. It's amazing how you meet folk whilst out on the hills, some are grumps, but many are great and you find yourself chatting about hills and Life in general. And this is what happened.  read more ...   (08/03/10)

 

Cairn Gorm 2010-01-28

The weather forecast was better than the previous day: winds of 20+mph gusting 35+mph. Much better than yesterday's gusting 50+mph. I decided to go for it.  read more ...   (28/01/10)

 

Ben Vane 2010-01-23

Hastily arranged the previous evening Rob, Caroline, and I met at the Inveruglas car park at 10am. After the introductions, as I had not met Rob, and suiting and booting we set off alongside the A82 on the path and turned up the track towards Ben Vane. The locked gate had a kissing gate with a minimal amount of clearance around it and had to take my pack off to squeeze through.  read more ...   (23/01/10)

 

Walkabout 2010

I have a secret goal; it would be rather amusing if nearing the end of this year I had done so much walking in Scotland, that I was close enough to complete all the Munros. The chances of this happening are slim. Very slim indeed. But without a goal, what is there to Life? I will however settle for just having some cracking walks, a few wee drams, and a bit of decent smoked salmon. This little endeavour is being called Walkabout. Obviously.  read more ...   (09/01/10)

 

Walking in 2010

I'm going to be doing lots of walking in Scotland in 2010. I have thought about 44 Munro summit camps, being my age next birthday, but that'll be pretty tricky to find that many summits, or near summits, that are suitable. Not forgetting the fickle weather up there of course.  read more ...   (06/12/09)

 

Navigation Course, Tue 23rd Sept 08

After some faffing we got a minibus to the Coire Cas car park. And headed into Coire an t'Sneachta, past the two lochans and up the head wall onto the Cairngorm plateau. We then picked up the path to Lochan Buidhe. We were now into pacing and timing everything. This was no exception.  read more ...   (07/10/08)

 

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