Monthly Archives: February 2011

Munro bagging by train

Beinn na Lap (935m); Pronunciation:              Bine na Lap Translation:                   Dappled Hill Total distance:              9km Total time:                     3hrs 30mins Total ascent:                  570m Weather:                        Stunning, with bright sunshine all day through cloudless skies. Very … Continue reading

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Ardverikie Estate – Monarch of the Glen country

Beinn a’ Chlachair (1087m); Geal Charn (1049m); and Creag Pitridh (924m) Pronunciation:             Bine uh Chlachear; Geeya Charn; Krayk Peetree Translation:                  Stonemason’s Hill; Pale (or White) Hill; … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Scrambling in Snowdonia

Seniors’ Ridge – Glyders; Little and North Gullies – Tryfan In today’s guest blog, our friend Neil tells us about a recent trip that he and wife Laura, along with friends Mark and Ralph, did to Snowdonia in North Wales … Continue reading

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Another Munro outlier gets climbed

Ben Chonzie (931m) Pronunciation:              Ben Chonzie (often pronounced Ben y Hone) Translation:                   Mossy Mountain Total distance:              14.1km Total time:                     3hrs 40mins Total ascent:                 757m Weather:                        Grey and misty with some light rain. Turned a lot warmer than of late at … Continue reading

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Rest day in Killin – Perthshire

After our hard day yesterday and with a deteriorating weather forecast we decided that a day off was called for so that we could rest our legs and also travel with the ‘van to a different location a bit further … Continue reading

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Another tough day on the Glen Lyon round

Carn Gorm (1029m); Meall Garbh (968m); Carn Mairg (1042m); Meall na Aighean (Creag Mhor) (981m) Pronunciation:              Karn Gorrum; Miaowl Garav; Karn Merrick; Miaowl nun Ion (Krayk Voar) Translation:                   Blue Hill; Rough Hill; Red or Rusty Hill; Hill of the Hind (Big … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge

My friend Sarah gave me the recipe for her “to die for” chocolate cake. I had intended to make this for Cameron’s birthday but had forgotten to bring the baking tins. Think that’s an I.O.U. to Cameron for the cake! … Continue reading

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Schiehallion MSc – Mountain of Science

Schiehallion (1083m) Pronunciation:             Sheehallion Translation:                  The Fairy Hill of the Caledonians Total distance:              10.7km Total time:                    3hrs … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the first 50

We climbed our 50th Munro this week – it was one of the first milestones that we set ourselves and we’re really delighted to have got there at last. Perhaps by now on our odyssey we might have hoped to … Continue reading

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The big 5-0!

An Socach (944m); Pronunciation:            Un Soroch Translation:                 The Snout Total distance:             15.1km Total time:               … Continue reading

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