Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cairndow and the Arrochar Alps for the weekend.

I am off to Arrochar at the weekend hopefully to get a few Corbett’s and maybe if time permits a climb on the Cobbler near Arrochar. I am out with the Moray Mountaineering Club for the weekend, hopefully the weather will be kind. Scotland’s … Continue reading

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Change of plan at Kintail but still a grand hill Biod an Fhithich

The weather was very misty as I picked up Derek from Forres and it was drizzling as we drove to Inverness to get Ian from the Aviemore train, maybe a change of plan would have to be made. Inverness at rush … Continue reading

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Off to Glenelg near Kintail for hopefully two new Corbetts.

Another early start and of to the West Coast hopefully to climb  Beinn na h – Eaglaise and Beinn nan Caorach two shapely hills on the Eastern side of Beinn Sgritheal. Hopefully the views will be  glorious, To the left are … Continue reading

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The sea, the sun, dolphins and hot rock at Redhythe Point near Portsoy a wonderful experience.

It was a great day yesterday as another good friend  had asked me to go climbing with him at Portsoy, this secluded area located West of the Banffshire was overlooked by climbers for many years. It is a wonderful place a … Continue reading

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Skye Ridge – what weather.

I came back yesterday still suffering from my day on the sun after a hot day on the ridge, sleep was very hard as it was so warm. As I said I met the RAF Kinloss boys who were also … Continue reading

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Skye was incredible Sgurr Dearg and the In Pin hot, hot hot!

My mate Brent is now down to his last 6 Munros after managing to avoid the crowds and the baking heat in Skye yesterday. We left Inverness and had a magic drive to Skye from the Lochcarron road, it was … Continue reading

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Off to Skye – weather great

I was playing golf today at Grantown On Spey it was very warm indeed and hard work.  I can only imagine how warm Skye will be and lots will be trying the Skye Ridge, the most famous mountaineering expedition in … Continue reading

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Plan for Weekend Golf today then Skye Friday the weather looking great.

On the hill this week as I mentioned I saw lots of wild life incredible how well camouflaged they are. The photo above is of a  Ptarmigan is seasonally camouflaged; its feathers moult from white in winter to brown in spring or summer. The breeding male … Continue reading

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Nature busy on the hills.

As I said yesterday what a day it was on the hill so much wild life about but I never caught them with my camera. The deer as we descended in this wild corrie were incredible and it was only … Continue reading

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Kintail at its best 24 degrees and a grand hill Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

What a great day we had leaving from Aviemore with Ned and Glenda we were bound for Kintail on the West Coast and a superb Corbett Sgurr Mhic Bharraich 781 metres. This is a grand we hill at the end … Continue reading

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