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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


The advantage of camping near the summit of a hill is that you get some great sunsets and sunrises, without having to get out of bed.  I had walked very slowly up this hill one evening about three weeks ago, pitching my lightweight tent on a rocky knoll which was on the lee side of […]

Sgorr Craobh a'Chaorainn

A grand day out yesterday in the hills of Ardgour – not an area I’ve been to much in the past, due to its distance from Inverness. Sgorr Craobh a’Chaorainn was the first objective (see photo above) and a fine peak it is too.  A band of steep old snow got the adrenaline going on […]


Spring is finally here, and although there is still much snow on the higher tops, some of the lower hills are starting to emerge from the permafrost of winter. Sgurr an Utha (796m) is a fine wee hill just north of the road from Fort William to Mallaig, and makes a great short day out.  The […]