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

Lochnagar Raid

11 May 2019
A guided day on the high mountains surrounding Loch Muick, including Lochnagar. Richard Kermode was leading....

We met up in a sunny, but cold Glen Muick car park for our walk up Lochnagar. It looked to be a cracking day as the clouds were clearing and the hills were definitely coming out to play. I was walking ....

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Munros east and west of Glen Etive

11-13 May 2019
Three days hiking up some fine mountains either side of Glen Etive. We bagged 7 Munros over the days including Ben Starav. Steven Fallon and David Murray were leading....

After a few soggy days, Scotland was looking forward to a glorious spell of weather. We were heading down Glen Etive to hike up the mountains either....

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Alder Munros by bike and foot

30 April - 2 May
Mid week on Ben Alder and neighbouring Munros. Richard Kermode was leading....

I met up at Dalwhinnie with Julia and Nigel to cycle in to Ben Alder as well as David who would join us first thing in the morning for the first full day on the hills. We set off in a light drizzle though it didn’t last too long and we....

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Lochnagar and neighbours

28 April 2019
A day hiking a circuit of the 5 Munros above Loch Muick, including Lochnagar. Steven Fallon was leading....

The Munros surrounding Loch Muick make for a fabulous circular day's hike. With the walking being predominantly on grassy terrain and little re-ascent between the summits, this route also makes for a fine ....

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Bidean nam Bian and Beinn a'Bheithir

27-28 April 2019
In the Glencoe area for two days of hiking and scrambing up the big Munro peaks on Bidean nam Bian and Beinn a'Bheithir. Richard Kermode was leading....

We met up in the rapidly filling up carpark down Glencoe with the cloud mainly above the summits. After ensuring we all had ice axes for our planned descent into....

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South Glen Shiel Ridge

22-23 April 2019
Hiking the Munros on the South Glen Shiel Ridge over 2 Spring days in late April. Steven was leading....

The mountains in the South Glen Shiel Ridge form a chain of peaks, including 7 Munros, stretching west to east. With the ridge dipping rarely below 800m, hiking the peaks over one day is not too arduous. But ....

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Monar's Mountains

19-21 April 2019
An extended weekend of biking and hiking up the mountains surrounding Loch Monar. Steven was leading....

The mountains surrounding Loch Monar are pretty remote, especially the Munros of Lurg Mhor and Bidean a'Choire Sheasgaich. But there are estate and hydro tracks that penetrate the area, so using a bike to reach....

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Rum Cuillin bike-n-backpack

12-15 April 2019
4 days exploring the Isle of Rum by bike and foot, including scrambling on the Rum Cuillin. Johnny Walker was leading....

I like Rum. I like Rum a lot. It's hard to get to. It needs planning. It's a proper quirky island community, with wild and lonely places and some of the best small mountains in the UK in my ....

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