Beth's Stuff, of a Random Nature

Beinn Ghlas

I parked at the Lawers visitor centre, now decaying slowly, and trudged up through an even more depressing 'nature reserve'. Vowing next time I'll start off elsewhere!  read more ...

  (21/04/10)

 

Ben Ime, 2010-04-13

I chose this for the gentle, although relatively long, walk in. My knees had been hurting somewhat on steep descents so I wanted to take it easy. And the views around Arrochar are just stunning which ever way you look.  read more ...

  (20/04/10)

 

Cruach Ardrain and Beinn Tulaichean, 2010-04-11

My previous visit to Cruach Ardrain, just a few days before, was a little frustrating as I was hail and gale'd off the western top, not making the summit.  read more ...

  (19/04/10)

 

Ben Chonzie, 2010-04-10

Ben Chonzie is apparently pronounced Ben-Y-Hone, by the locals. Others pronounce it Ben Honzie. Whatever! It was a good walk up a hill.  read more ...

  (19/04/10)

 

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)

 

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