Monthly Archives: March 2011

1/3rd of the Munros have now been climbed [# 94 & 95]

Meall a’ Bhuiridh (1108m); Creise (1100m) Pronunciation:             Miaowl uh Vooree; Kereesha Translation:                  Hill of the Roaring (Stags); (probably) Narrow (from the old Gaelic word creas meaning “narrow”, which could describe the ridge) Total distance:             11km Total time:                    4hrs 36mins Total … Continue reading

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Sand Martins arrive in the Highland glens [# 92 & 93]

Beinn a’ Chochuill (980m); Beinn Eunaich (989m) Pronunciation:              Bine yuh Chochell; Bine Eh-neech Translation:                   Cowled or Hodded Hill; Fowling Mountain Total distance:              14.5km Total time:                     5hrs 01mins Total ascent:                 1256m Weather:                        Bright with cloud cover well above the highest tops. … Continue reading

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The Cruachan Horseshoe [# 90 & 91]

Ben Cruachan (1126m); Stob Diamh (998m) Pronunciation:              Ben Krooerchan; Stob Dive Translation:                   Conical Heap on the Mountain; Peak of the Stag Total distance:              15.2km Total time:                     6hrs 51mins Total ascent:                 1445m Weather:                        Grey and overcast with mist on the summits … Continue reading

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Catch up at the Nags Head in Malvern on Thursday 7 April 2011

Dear friends, we are planning on coming back down to the Midlands on the week commencing the 4 April for a few days and will be heading to the Nags Head Pub in Malvern on Thursday 7 April from around … Continue reading

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A rough bike ride and a stiff climb [# 89]

Beinn Mhanach (953m) Pronunciation:              Bine Vannoch Translation:                   Mountain of the Monks Total distance:              23.0km Total time:                     4hrs 15mins Total ascent:                 921m Weather:                        Spring-like. Bright, high cloud with sunny spells. Light winds and warm. Start / end location:   Lay-by at the … Continue reading

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The Ben Lawers Five [# 84-88]

Beinn Ghlas (1103m); Ben Lawers (1214m); An Stuc (1118m); Meall Garbh (1118m); Meall Greigh (1001m) Pronunciation:              Bine Glaz; Ben Lawers; Un Stook; Miaowl Garav; Miaowl Gree Translation:                   Grey-green Mountain; Mountain of the Hoof or Claw or, more likely, Loud Mountain; … Continue reading

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83 Munros bagged … only 200 to go!

Meall nan Tarmachan (1044m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl nun Tarmachan Translation:                   Hill of the Ptarmigan Total distance:              7.35km Total time:                     2hrs 29mins Total ascent:                 670m Weather:                        Bright, dry and warm. Fairly cloudy but with cloud levels above most of the high peaks. … Continue reading

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Winter walking gives way to Spring [# 81 & 82]

Ben Vorlich (Callander) (986m); Stuc a’ Chroin (975m) Pronunciation:              Ben Vorlich; Stuc a’ Chroin Translation:                   Mountain of the Bay; Peak of the Sheepfold Total distance:              15.2km Total time:                     6hrs 17mins Total ascent:                 1257m Weather:                        Cloud covering summits dissipated by lunchtime … Continue reading

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A Stellar day in the Cairngorms on 16 March 2011

[Words and photographs by Roy and Mary Starkey] Start and end point – Coire Cas Car Park [Grid Ref: NH 989 060] Altitude 632m (2075 feet) Highest point 1195m (3921 feet) on Cairn Lochan [Grid Ref: NH 987 027] Distance 9.5km … Continue reading

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An easier ascent was very welcome [# 80]

Meall Ghaordaidh (1039m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl Gurday Translation:                  Hill of the Shoulder Total distance:              9.8km Total time:                     3hrs 31mins Total ascent:                 907m Weather:                        Extremely windy. Bright and dry with cloud levels generally just … Continue reading

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