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An enjoyable circuit of Ben Wyvis from Garbat. This photo was taken from a feature which I call An t-Sròn (The Nose in English) which is a promontory jutting out over Coire Mòr. It is about 10 minutes jog from the trig point to get here, but very few ever make it this far – […]

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Yesterday dawned clear and cloudless, with a touch of frost in the glens. Glen Etive was beautiful, if a little chilly for working in, until the sun finally reached me. By mid-afternoon I’d finished work for the day, and headed back up to Rannoch Moor. The clouds had been gathering from the west for some […]

Glascarnoch from the slopes of An Cabar

Ben Wyvis looked very inviting this morning – all in white and with only high cloud above. Only snag was it was about -8 by the time I reached the ice rink of a car park near Garbat. Well, let’s have a go anyway! I put on the microspikes at the car park, and jogged […]

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A beautiful afternoon on Beinn Eighe, with the sound of stags roaring in the coire below.  What the photo doesn’t show is the fierce wind which was ripping across the ridges – making progress a little difficult at times.  Good times!  After taking some photos at the summit, I ran down into the northern coire […]

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The first snow of winter arrived at the weekend, and as I was passing Fort William I couldn’t resist the opportunity to experience it.  Although very cold, it was unusually calm at the summit of the Ben.  It was late afternoon and I was the last person there – the few walkers who had ventured […]

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A beautiful clear day on Beinn Fhada, with some awesome views out west towards Skye.  In fact, awesome views in all directions! So calm, and we could hear stags roaring down in the coires.  A day to savour and remember.

Gleann na Muice

  Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to take a run up Gleann na Muice, above Incheril.  A beautiful glen which has been thoughtfully replanted in recent years, and also has a much improved footpath up to its head.  I continued a little further to reach Lochan Fada, at the very edge of the vast […]

First footing . . . 5th January 2016

This is the first proper hill I’ve been up so far this year.  Geal Charn, 917m, above Drumochter Pass. Ok, it was only a short run up from Balsporran Cottages (just visible in the photo), but on a cold and windy day I was happy just to run/power walk up a straightforward Munro, touch the […]

A review of the summer

The summer months have fairly flown by – it is always a busy time of year, and 2015 has been no exception.  What has happened? Well, the most frequented summit has been Ben Nevis, with nine visits to the summit cairn, and several other forays to lower points on the hill.  It has been great […]