Munro Top Compleation

26 03 2017

As I couldn’t get booked in anywhere on any of the weekends, my Munro Top Compleation is now unfortunately going to be mid-week!

Thu 18 May on An Teallach

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Sgurr Dubh & a String of Disasters

9 10 2016

Wed 5 Oct 2016
This is the follow up to my previously wasted 1000 mile trip (well, would have been wasted if I hadn’t managed to do Ben y Vrackie on the return). From start to finish it pretty much went wrong but it was still a great day out and a superb route to this particular Munro Top.

Mullach Choire Mhic Fhearchair's Craggy Top
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Making a Mess of Sgor Ban, Beinn a’ Bheithir

28 07 2016

Tue 14 June 2016
Richard and I were once again staying at the lovely log cabins at Bunroy, Roybridge for a week and my one and only objective for the week was to bag one of my final Munro Tops, Sgor Ban on the Beinn a’ Bheithir horseshoe. My plan was to ascend the front of the peak from West Laroch and come down the fine North Ridge of Sgor Dearg next door. My route ended up nothing like that – I made a total mess of the whole walk and came back completely exhausted!

Sgor Ban from West Laroch
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Carn Cloich-Mhuillin

21 04 2016

Fri 25 March 2016
No other Munro Top is better known than Carn Cloich-Mhuilinn as it is ‘the one that got away’ as Sir Hugh Munro had been keeping it till last but died before he could do it. I felt like I was going to die on it!

Bealach a' Mhearleach lochan
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Druim Mor & Monega Hill (Caenlochan Glen)

31 10 2015

Thu 1 Oct 2015
This day was quite a long drive and potentially a reasonably long walk so I decided I had to set off early again. I was scraping thick ice off my car by 0830 with the help of Richard who wasn’t coming – he was having a day in Aberdeen on the bus. I’d put the bike on the back seat again in the hope I could use it for at least some of the track up Glen Isla. Read the rest of this entry »





Lochnagar via The Royal Bothy

23 10 2015

Sun 27 Sep 2015
As Richard hadn’t done Lochnagar, and as it was on his list of desired Munros, he honoured me with his company for this one. Unfortunately for him, I wanted to do the longer route from the north this time – partly because I’ve already done the much shorter route from the south but mainly because I wanted to see the ‘Royal Bothy’ at Gelder Shiel.

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Richard’s photo
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The Four Tops (Glen Derry)

18 10 2015

Tue 29 Sep 2015
Knowing I was in for a very long and hard day and that daylight hours are much reduced at this time of the year, I thought I’d best prise myself out of bed a bit earlier than normal. Ten past eight saw me setting off in the car for Linn O’ Dee…

Stacan Dubha to E Top (cropped)
Beinn Mheadhoin (click on photos for full size/resolution)
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