Monthly Archives: December 2010

Heading to Fort William for Christmas

The journey from Edinburgh to Fort William today was very beautiful due to both the frosty weather and the spectacular scenery. Here are a few of the photographs taken when we stopped at the top of the Blackmount near Rannoch … Continue reading

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Run-up to Christmas in Edinburgh

Unfortunately my cold took longer to clear up than I had originally hoped so sadly the Munro tally has not increased from 25 since completing Ben Challum on 13th December. The weather has also caused us logistical and technical problems, … Continue reading

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Rocky Road Crunch Bars

Today was a rest day for us as I was suffering with a blocked nose and an annoying cough. The weather hovered around freezing today so I thought it best to stay in the ‘van and keep warm to prevent … Continue reading

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Sanctuary at Ardgartan

This freezing weather is playing havoc with our ‘vans plumbing. During the last three days the overnight and daytime temperatures have stayed well below zero and the frost has now (eventually) made its way into our fresh water supply (tanks … Continue reading

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Malcolm’s Mountain

Ben Challum (1025m); Pronunciation:             Ben Hallum Translation:                  Malcolm’s Mountain Total distance:              13.2km Total time:             … Continue reading

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Majestic Ben Lui

Ben Lui (Beinn Laoigh) (1130m); Beinn a’ Chleibh (916m) Pronunciation:             Bine Looee;  Bine yuh Chlayv Translation:                  Mountain of the Calf; Creel Hill Total distance:     … Continue reading

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The big thaw

Beinn Dorain (1076m); Beinn an Dothaidh (1004m) Pronunciation:            Bine Doe-erenn;  Bine uh Naw-hee Translation:                 Mountain of the Little Gullies; Mountain of Scorching Total distance:       … Continue reading

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Climbing into the freezer

Beinn a’ Chaorainn (1052m); Beinn Teallach (915m) Pronunciation:           Bine uh Chooereen; Bine Chyalloch Translation:                Mountain of the Rowan Tree; Mountain of the Forge (or Fireplace) Total distance:   … Continue reading

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Spectacular day on the Mamores

Mullach nan Coirean (939m); Stob Ban (999m) Pronunciation:            Mooluch nuh Yerrigen; Stob Ban Translation:                 Summit of the corries; Light coloured peak Total distance:         … Continue reading

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A tough little run

Although the weather was once again cold (below freezing) we decided that a short run along the Caledonian Canal towpath would be a good start to the day. From my parents’ house the start of the canal, at Corpach Basin, … Continue reading

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