Putting the PUSH into Pushbiking to Bendronaig Bothy (Sheasgaich & Lurg Mhor)

22 04 2011

Sat 16 & Sun 17 April 2011

Bendronaig Bothy & Lodge

After a very nice night at Strathcarron Hotel, I drove to Attadale to start my trip to Bendronaig Bothy to do the two Munros of Bidean a’ Choire Sheasgaich & Lurg Mhor. However, my plans were to be delayed right from the start! Read the rest of this entry »

An Invaluable Munroing Companion

6 04 2015

Most people who read my blog probably know by now that I do most of my Scottish hillwalking on my own – that was true for more than half of the Munros and nearly all the Munro Tops. This isn’t because I’m anti-social but more due to my nature which is that of an out-and-out bagger.

There are days when most people wouldn’t go near a 3000 foot Scottish hill as the weather is dire, there’s not going to be a view etc. However, I was always too obsessed for that approach to be taken – that and it costs me a lot in time and money for all my Scottish trips so I always feel I have to make the most of as many days as possbile when I’m up there. Dire days have generally led to the refusal of others to accompany me so I’ve just gone ahead on my own.

Walking companions have come and gone – indeed, many have simply worn out. But I couldn’t have done the Munros without the one in this post… Read the rest of this entry »

Maol Chean-Dearg – not as nice as it looked!

24 04 2011

Tue 19 Apr 2011

By now, I’d been peering at Maol Chean-Dearg from all angles… and thought it looked nice. I was to find that, once again, appearances can be deceptive!

I’d contemplated bothying at Coire Fionnaraidh but think I’d got used to the hotel life during my lovely stay at the Strathcarron Hotel and decided not to… So, once again, I set off from the car in lovely sunshine at around 10am. I’d heard great things about the Coulags track from a local late last year but have to say I didn’t like it anything like as much as Coire Lair! Maybe I was tired after so much activity every day and so didn’t have the enthusiasm for it? Read the rest of this entry »