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A blog of our mountain adventures in Scotland, hiking, biking, rock-scrambling and more !

Loch Lochy Munros

17 March 2017
Loch Lochy Munros
This winter has been characterised by wind, rain and wet snow, and today was another of the same, apart from the wind being a little kinder at a max. of 30mph, and only then for the briefest of time at our first summit. The low cloud and ceaseless rain was there in abundance however, so I was glad of the chirpy and happy company of Debbie, Lynn, Helen and Emma. It was Emma's...

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Bespoke day in Torridon

15 March 2017
Torridon
A day hiking up some of the mountains in Torridon. John was leading...

A two day trip to Torridon, possibly doing the mighty Liathach and the beautiful Beinn Alligin. Who could resist it? Certainly not me. But wait, what's that...surely not yet another forecast of 'severe.....

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Navigation for hill runners

11-12 March
Winter skills
A weekend running and navigating in the Pentland hills. Olly and Steven were leading, here's Steven's take on the days...

We'd been asked to run a navigation course for Scottish Hill Runners and as you might guess it was aimed at folk running in the hills. So after lots of ...

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Gulvain and Corryhully

11-12 March 2017
Gulvain
A weekend of guided hillwalking to the Munros of Gulvain, Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachean. Emma O'Shea was leading, here's a tale of the days ...

This is a classic West Highland route, approaching from the dramatic Loch Shiel, under the Glenfinnan railway viaduct and along the tarred road to the Corryhully Bothy. Jackie and James were on bikes and were soon ahead of the walking party, we re-grouped at the bothy, one of the...

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Orchy Munros

4-6 March
Orchy Munros
A weekend of winter days on the mountains above Bridge of Orchy. John was leading the first two days and Steven the third day. Here's a tale of the days ...

You can start to feel hard done to y'know, as after a week of friends and colleagues posting pictures of blue skies and pristine snowy vistas...

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Top 10 Munro hillwalking routes by train

23 February 2017
Ben Nevis
The default way for most people to reach their destination to head out hill-walking and hiking in Scotland is to travel by car. But it doesn't have to be like this ! There are reckoned to be more than 200 Munros accessible by public transport, with many of these near a train station. So what's the best Munro days to be had starting from a train station ? We've racked our brains and come up with the following list...

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Ben Lui and neighbours

18-19 February
Winter skills
Two wild days on the mountains near Tyndrum. Emma and John were leading, here's a tale of the days ...

Wet sums up the day! It was a wet start at the car park in Glen Lochy, a wet river crossing, a wet climb and a wet descent. However, everyone enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining day...

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Cairngorm and Ben Macdui

29 January 2017
Cairngorm and Ben Macdui
A wonderful snowy covered day on Cairngorm and Ben Macdui. Richard Kermode was leading, here's a tale of the days ...

I met up with Sean, Kerr and Scott at the Cairngorm Ski centre after we had all had an interesting and icy drive to get there with lots of fresh snow from Saturday...

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