A Cairngorm Stravaig
After my successes on Quinag, I fancied going off to Ben Macdui for a wee bit more distance and ascent. Choosing to get onto the plateau via the ridge between Coire an Lochain and Lurchers Crag would mean I would have other options too should I need to change my plan. read more ...
Quinag - Sail Ghorm
I was standing on a small col between bumps on Sail Ghorm's southern ridge and I was feeling very pleased I had not tried to include this one when I was here a couple of weeks ago. read more ...
Quinag - Sail Gharbh
Thursday afternoon saw me heading to the west coast for a stroll on Quinag, just north of Loch Assynt, the following day. I'd pencilled in just the highest top Sail Gharbh but printed my map to include all 3 corbetts - Sail Gharbh - the rough heel, Sail Ghorm - blue heel, and Spidean Coinich - mossy or boggy peak. read more ...
A tough walk to Sgor Gaoith
Continuing warming up from the depths of lockdown 2, I thought a trip to Sgor Gaoith (meaning peak of the wind) would stretch the leg muscles quite a bit. I was right. read more ...
Glas Maol and Cairn of Claise
Or rather how not to do Tolmount and Tom Buidhe. read more ...
Sgorr Ruadh, Achnashellach
Sgorr Ruadh means the red peak in Gaelic. It would be Skye's first taste of scrambling on Torridon sandstone. As well as probably the longest time we've been out so far, and certainly the roughest. read more ...
Continuing Skye's hill training: Ben Macdui and Cairngorm
The forecast was right! It was a windy day of 2 halves. The morning dull, overcast at best, and cloud blowing across the tops to add a little 'atmosphere', just for Ben Macdui. How appropriate, but we didn't see the old grey man. The afternoon was just as windy, but very warm in the sun. read more ...
Skye's first Munro - Sgor Gaoith
Sgor Gaoith means the windy peak in Gaelic. Having recently climbed Meall a' Bhuachaille with Skye I thought it time for her first munro. With the Cairngorm ski centre car parks still shut (what was the point of closing them anyway!) I chose Sgor Gaoith as a reasonable, but not excessive, step up. Since it was a Sunday I also wanted to be away from the crowds. read more ...