Creag nan Gabhar: in the summer?!

One of our regular winter walks, except this year due to being locked down in Aberdeen, it’s been a while since we were last here; more often than not it’s been in the snow. Driving out it was very still, the windsock at the glider field hanging vertical to the pole, and the temperature looked … Continue reading Creag nan Gabhar: in the summer?!

Sometimes Staying Low Is Best: Clais Fhearnaig

Having reviewed the weather last night, we decided on a lower level walk as it looked likely to be blustery on the high tops. We discussed options: lie in and go out for an afternoon start, or go early to beat the crowds and virtually guarantee a parking space. Having opted for an early start … Continue reading Sometimes Staying Low Is Best: Clais Fhearnaig

Wall to Wall Sunshine on the East Glenshee Munros

Now that I’m home, I’m so glad I didn’t go with my gut and turn off the alarm this morning! It was relatively late compared with the times I’ve been running this week but it was a thought, probably as I have had so many early starts. We made it out of the house around … Continue reading Wall to Wall Sunshine on the East Glenshee Munros

Perfect Conditions on Cac Carn Beag (Lochnagar)

It’s been a while since we’ve done Lochnagar, or to give it’s proper name, Cac Carn Beag. It’s also been a while since my last munro, so we decided to opt for something familiar, close to home and ‘easy’. Early Start Up early, maybe not so bright, we had a quiet breakfast before (Bruce) loading … Continue reading Perfect Conditions on Cac Carn Beag (Lochnagar)

Morrone: a quick corbett before the rain

That was the plan ... However, having parked up in the main Braemar car park, we were around the duck pond when we felt a spot. Initially unsure, was that a spot of rain or a drop from the tree we just passed, the puddles gave the game away. Optimistic to the end, we concluded … Continue reading Morrone: a quick corbett before the rain

Festive Greetings!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas, however you chose to spend it. Due to restrictions around social gatherings and travel, we had a Merry Christmas for two. Not quite the same, but we made the most of it, cooking turkey and all the trimmings. I made my special tiramisu trifle (for me as … Continue reading Festive Greetings!

The Covid Angel

Yesterday I felt really down! I’d been looking forward to the Christmas break after a long term. Although we’ve been well supported locally, it’s felt harder than normal and certainly more tiring. Doing everything online and not having the same social contact takes it’s toll. Today, however, was the last day of term and it … Continue reading The Covid Angel

Bruce’s Journey to Compleation

In awe of his achievement (I just go along for the walk and fresh air occasionally), I formulated a list of questions for Bruce and last night got him to humour me and share his journey. When and how did your Munro journey begin? August 2009. Clare and I used to do a lot of … Continue reading Bruce’s Journey to Compleation

Escape to Knoydart

Having left Mull on the first ferry on Monday morning, we later caught a boat from Mallaig to Inverie. As forecast, the rain was tipping down from the moment we awoke and I had a sense of deja vu. On this occasion it was Bruce’s goal at stake - his quest to complete the remaining … Continue reading Escape to Knoydart

Loch Lee: Who needs an air bridge when this is on your ‘doorstep’?

Freedom is Restored So, this week the restrictions on travel were lifted for the majority of Scotland, allowing us once again to access the hills. It’s been a long wait, but today made it totally worth it! Deliberation The weather forecast, typically, was mixed. Stronger winds, the possibility of heavy rain (showers if lucky), you … Continue reading Loch Lee: Who needs an air bridge when this is on your ‘doorstep’?