Monthly Archives: February 2011

A day out to Royal Deeside

Unfortunately the weather yesterday (15th) and today deteriorated into heavy rain and high winds. The conditions at the moment are tough going, as the snow on the mountains is not consistent, it’s hard and compact in some places and soft … Continue reading

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The Cairnwell Three

The Cairnwell (933m); Carn a’ Gheoidh (975m); Carn Aosda (917m) Pronunciation:             The Cairnwell; Karn uh Yoye; Carn Ooster Translation:                  Hill of Bags; Hill of the Goose; Aged Hill Total distance:             13.2km Total time:               … Continue reading

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The most easterly Munro

Mount Keen (939m) Pronunciation:             Mount Keen Translation:                 Gentle Hill Total distance:             28.3km Total time:             … Continue reading

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About OS OpenSpace maps on the blogs

I’ve been hoping to try to incorporate some sort of digital mapping in our blog ever since we set out on our adventures back at the end of October 2010, and from feedback that I’ve received from quite a few … Continue reading

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Above the Drumochter Pass

Sgairneach Mhor (991m); Beinn Udlamain (1011m) A’ Mharconaich (975m); Geal Charn (917m) Pronunciation:             Skarnyoch Voar; Bine Ootlermern; Uh Varkerneach; Geeya Charn Translation:                  Big Stony Hillside; Gloomy … Continue reading

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Sorting the ‘van’s heating probes

Back on 29 December I posted a blog about an issue we’d encountered with the ‘van’s heating probes in the fresh and grey-water tanks. These probes are designed to help prevent the water tanks from freezing during very cold weather. … Continue reading

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A mountain of treasure

Sgor na h-Ulaidh (994m) Pronunciation:             Skor na Hoolee Translation:                  Peak of the Treasure Total distance:              22.2km Total time:     … Continue reading

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Duo north of Loch Lochy

Meall na Teanga (917m); Sron a’ Choire Ghairbh (935m) Pronunciation:            Miaowl nuh Tyenga; Stron a Horrer Girreth Translation:                 Hill of the Tongue; Nose of the Rough Corrie … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen a Brocken spectre?

A few years ago we were winter walking on the Mamore Range south of Ben Nevis when we spotted our first Brocken spectre, which was being cast onto the southern slopes of Ben Nevis. This blog comes from a short … Continue reading

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Vein quartz quarrying at 900m

In my blog on 29 January 2011 entitled “Navigational challenges on featureless plateau” I mentioned that we began our walk by following a bulldozed track that at one time serviced a quarry situated at a height of 900m (now disused), … Continue reading

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