Bothying in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart (Carn Mor)

13 11 2011

Mon 31 Oct – Wed 2 Nov 2011

After meeting up with my friend Janet for a weekend at Glencoe Youth Hostel for the Clachaig Beer Festival, Alan (my Welsh friend and bothy expert) and I drove down to Strathan where we planned to do some bothying in the wild country at the start of Knoydart… Read the rest of this entry »

A Winter Trip to the Famous Tarf Hotel

29 08 2011

Nov 2009

Hardly took any photos for this as I was mostly too frozen to think (on the second day at least)…

This was my first ever winter bothy trip – it was also my first trip meeting up with the folks off the walking forum I used to frequent.  Although I was expecting it to be an uncomfortable and cold weekend, the thing which normally motivates me was there in abundance – challenge! Read the rest of this entry »

Fisherfield – Shenaval Trip, Part 2

4 08 2011

Walked 17 May 2010

The next morning at Shenaval the weather was looking much better. Everyone was leaving so there was much packing. I found that, although I’d used a bit of my food up, my pack seemed heavier and I had trouble getting everything back in! I eventually managed and had eaten my brekkie and was about to set off for Beinn a’ Chlaidheimh which I really, really didn’t want to do – I’d taken to calling it ‘The Thing’… Read the rest of this entry »

Fisherfield – Shenaval Trip, Part 1

4 08 2011

Walked 16 May 2010

All photos taken by my companion Mike as I left my camera in the bothy!

I had originally planned to go to Shenaval Bothy over the weekend at the start of my rota’d week off from work. However, it got to the day before I was due to set off and it had turned out no-one on my original list of folks could make it so I was on my own. At the last minute Monty came to my rescue and said he could probably make it for the end of the weekend – phew! Read the rest of this entry »

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 »