Monthly Archives: March 2011

Grim weather for mountaineering [# 78 & 79]

Beinn Dubhchraig (978m); Ben Oss (1029m) Pronunciation:              Bine Doochreck; Ben Oss Translation:                   Mountain of the Dark Crag; Elk Mountain Total distance:              19.2km Total time:                     7hrs 7mins Total ascent:                 1285m Weather:                        Misty with drizzle to start with, turning to heavier rain … Continue reading

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To the west of Ben Lawers [# 76 & 77]

Meall Corranaich (1069m); Meall a’ Choire Leith (926m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl Korraneech; Miaowluh Horrer Leer Translation:                   Hill of the Sickle; Hill of the Grey Corrie Total distance:              12.8km Total time:                     4hrs 45mins Total ascent:   … Continue reading

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Above Glen Falloch [# 73 – 75]

Beinn Chabhair (933m); Beinn a’ Chroin (942m); An Caisteal (995m) Pronunciation:              Bine Chavair; Bine yuh Kroyne; Un Cashtyal Translation:                   Hawk or Antler Mountain; Hill of Danger or Harm; The Castle Total distance:              15.6km Total time:                     8hrs 10mins Total ascent:                 1507m … Continue reading

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The Arrochar Alps veiled in their winter glory [# 71 & 72]

Beinn Narnain (926m); Beinn Ime (1011m) Pronunciation:              Bine Narneen; Bine Immer Translation:                   Mountain of Notches (possibly); Butter Mountain Total distance:              17.4km Total time:                     7hrs 02mins Total ascent:                 1325m Weather:                        Superb winter conditions. Sunny, cloudless and blue skies. Extensive temperature inversion … Continue reading

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Golden eagles sighted at last [# 70]

Beinn Bhuidhe (948m) Pronunciation:              Bine Vooyah Translation:                   Yellow Peak Total distance:              21.9km Total time:                     6hrs 30mins Total ascent:                 1107m Weather:                        Generally fair. Misty on the summit with strong winds. Improved during the afternoon into a bright sunny day. Start / … Continue reading

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The Clydesiders Munro [# 69]

Ben Lomond (974m) Pronunciation:              Ben Lomond (Gaelic: Beinn Laomainn) Translation:                   Beacon Hill Total distance:              12.6km Total time:                     5hrs 25mins Total ascent:                 1097m Weather:                        Hail, snow and strong winds. Temperature felt mild below 300m, but above 600m there was considerable wind-chill … Continue reading

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In the company of friends (cont’d) … Continuing on to Stob Ghabhar [# 67 & 68]

Stob a’ Choire Odhair (945m); Stob Ghabhar (1090m) Pronunciation:              Stob a Horrer Ower; Stob Roo-er Translation:                   Peak of the Grey-Brown (Dun) Corrie; Goat Peak Total distance:              17.5km Total time:                     7hrs 33mins Total ascent:                 1349m Weather:                        Blustery. Mainly dry and windy, … Continue reading

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In the company of friends

Stob a’ Choire Odhair (945m) Pronunciation:              Stob a Horrer Ower Translation:                   Peak of the Grey-Brown (Dun) Corrie Start / end location:   At the car-park just prior to Victoria Bridge on the A8005, which is accessed from the Bridge of Orchy … Continue reading

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Snow and storm-force winds stop play

After an excellent week’s climbing last week we are a bit disappointed that the weather since the start of this week has been atrocious – with heavy rain, falling as snow above a few hundred metres being driven by gale … Continue reading

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Back to Appin [# 66]

Beinn Fhionnlaidh (959m) Pronunciation:            Bine Ee-yoon-lie Translation:                 Finlay’s Mountain Total distance:             15.2km Total time:               … Continue reading

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