Headed for Skye as a ‘rest’ day, with a view to heading into Coire Lagan to allow me to experience a little of the sheer magnificence that is the Cuillin. Bruce has been here a couple of times, subsequently raving about the amazing, other worldly landscape. For me it’s an intimidating place rendering it highly … Continue reading Coire Lagan: a taste of the Cuillin
Our original plan had been to do this hill on route to our accommodation yesterday, but the spectacular weather led us elsewhere. Today was a Gairich day instead, the recent dry weather coupled with the forecast for rain later in the week, alongside pretty high cloud meant the potential for good views. Having parked at … Continue reading Gairich, Loch Quoich: Boggy trudge was worth it!
Heading off on our travels we’d not intended on doing these hills. However, my driver was enthusing about the amazing weather and the potential for some stunning hills aside from our immediate plan (Gairich) and we debated whether to head for Glen Affric, somewhere I’d not yet been. We hummed and hawed, finally deciding to … Continue reading Tom a Chòinnich and Toll Creagach, Glen Affric
Catching the early train from Fort William complete with our packed breakfast, destination Corrour, little did we know how much fun lay ahead! The Highest Station on Mainland U.K. Corrour is accessible only by train, bike or on foot, so Beinn na Lap makes for an interesting day. It’s an easy munro, feasible to rush … Continue reading Train Adventures: Beinn na Lap
Having felt yesterday to be quite a steep, tough ascent, I reconsidered this opinion on today’s hill. Known as the second munro of the Aonach Eagach ridge, most people do it as part of the ridge walk. Having previously disclosed my dislike of exposure that was never going to happen, and so we found ourselves … Continue reading Sgòrr nam Fiannaidh: Low mileage, quite some effort!
First day of our holiday, we stopped off at Layby 87 (A9) on route to our destination. Unsure how conditions would be following the snow a couple of days ago, we were fully equipped for winter with crampons, ice axes and microspikes, alongside the obligatory spare gloves etc. Suffice to say the pack was heavy! … Continue reading Càrn na Caim and A’Bhuidheanach Bheag: ‘Boring’ hills, beautiful in the winter!
Day 4: Ben Vorlich Following an enjoyable jaunt up Ben Vane yesterday, we decided to return to Inveruglas today to summit the neighbouring Ben Vorlich. Legs feeling a little worse for wear this morning, neither of us were jumping with enthusiasm; however, the prospect of rain all day tomorrow forced us out - there’s only … Continue reading Tattie Hols in Tyndrum: Part 2
Day 1: A Blustery Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers Heading off on our holidays, this was a perfect walk on the way to Tyndrum. Having last visited the Ben Lawers car park for Bruce’s final munro, Meall nan Tarmachan, it was good to be back, aside from the fact that there were no parking spaces … Continue reading Tattie Hols in Tyndrum
Waking to a slightly less pleasant day, having checked out the forecast we opted for Ben Wyvis. The suggestion was that it should brighten up, cloud breaking around midday, so our planned start meant we’d hopefully reach the summit and get views. Breaking in the Boots Having replaced my leaky Salomon boots with a pair … Continue reading Ben Wyvis (Glas Leathad Mòr)
An Early Start An Teallach was on Bruce’s wish list for this week, previously having done it in pouring rain with no views. I could’ve gone either way, but, assured that the famous ridge was optional, and that there was nothing too tricky that couldn’t be avoided, decided to give it a bash. An early … Continue reading An Teallach: an unplanned circular