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You have climbed 93/282 munros.

An inversion on Cùl Mòr

I woke up in a pea-souper fog and Gerty's skylight over the bed was very wet. It was kind-of in the forecast - fog lifting through the morning. "Oh well, I'm here to go up a hill so I'd best get on with it" I thought. Before leaving the van I slathered my face with Smidge and opted for my light windproof jacket rather full waterproofs. It was not a pleasant walk-in. I was too warm and even with another slathering of Smidge on all exposed skin I was being bitten. As I gained height the very light breeze freshened slightly blowing a few of the wee beasties away.  read more ...

  (21/07/21)

 

Breezy Ben Macdui

I'd had a couple of weeks or so of rest from the outdoors whilst I was recovering from my Humira injection, and producing another release of mapping. But now needed to get out. My default choice was Ben Macdui on a relatively quiet route.  read more ...

  (14/07/21)

 

Quinag - Spidean Coinich

I had a new lens coming. I also hadn't planned another walk although I had one in mind. I fancied finishing Quinag. The lens came earlier in the day than expected, and well, why not take it for a walk. So after a quick bit of weather forecast checking I packed Gerty so Skye and I could overnight at the car park and then walk the following day.  read more ...

  (19/06/21)

 

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 ...

  (07/06/21)

 

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 ...

  (27/05/21)

 

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 ...

  (14/05/21)

 

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 ...

  (24/04/21)

 

Glas Maol and Cairn of Claise

Or rather how not to do Tolmount and Tom Buidhe.  read more ...

  (30/08/20)

 

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