An Teallach: an unplanned circular

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

Three Fannichs: Bruce returns for the views

Having stopped off in Inverness last night we had an easy start to get up the road. Bruce having previously done these hills (all 9 in one day) was delighted to see the sunshine and clear skies, although less delighted with my garlic breath - the blue cheese and courgette pizza in Black Isle Bar … Continue reading Three Fannichs: Bruce returns for the views

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

Meall nan Tarmachan: Bruce Compleats the Munros!

Yet another early start saw us on the 8 am boat from Knoydart back to Mallaig. Meall nan Tarmachan was our target for the day. This munro had been on the back burner this week and was weather dependent. The forecast looking okayish, we opted for a detour on route home. Exciting times lay ahead … Continue reading Meall nan Tarmachan: Bruce Compleats the Munros!

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

Mull: Brocken Spectres and cloud inversions on Ben More

Initially planned for April, our trip to Mull was postponed due to lockdown. Having lead relatively quiet, sheltered lives over the last few months, it was a bit of a shock to bear witness to the bustle of Oban. It was thankfully short-lived as we were merely passing through on route to Mull, courtesy of … Continue reading Mull: Brocken Spectres and cloud inversions on Ben More