Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Ring of Steall – [# 157 – 160]

An Gearanach (982m); Stob Coire a’ Chairn (981m); Am Bodach (1032m); Sgurr a’ Mhaim (1099m) Pronunciation:              Un Gearahnoch; Stob Korrer a Charn; Am Bottoch; Skoor uh Vime Translation:                   The Complainer; Peak of the Corrie of the Cairn; The Old Man; … Continue reading

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All seasons in one day – [# 155 & 156]

Aonach Mor (1221m); Aonach Beag (1234m) Pronunciation:              Ernoch More; Ernoch Bayk Translation:                   Big Ridge; Little Ridge Total distance:              17.2km Total time:                     6hrs 48mins Total ascent:                 1502m Weather:                        Generally overcast but with a few sunny intervals. Heavy snow showers above 900m. … Continue reading

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The Maidens of the Mamores – [# 154]

Na Gruagaichean (1055m); Pronunciation:              Na Grooageechan Translation:                   The Maidens Total distance:              11.3km Total time:                     4hrs 22mins Total ascent:                 948m Weather:                        Overcast with cloud rising above the summits for a time. Start / end location:   Mamore Lodge (hotel) car park just … Continue reading

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Wild horses of Ben Alder – [# 152 & 153]

Ben Alder (1148m); Beinn Bheoil (1019m) Pronunciation:              Ben Alder; Bine Vee-awl Translation:                   Mountain of the Water of the Steep Slope (Possibly); Mountain of the Mouth Total distance:              56.8km (of which 34.8km was cycled) Total time:                     10hrs 20mins Total ascent:                 1497m … Continue reading

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What a difference a month makes – Ben Cruachan in the sunshine!

[Words and photographs by Roy Starkey.] Ben Cruachan is a particularly fine mountain, brilliantly positioned (you can walk from the railway station platform!), and commanding fine views of the surrounding mountains including long views across to the Cuillins on Skye … Continue reading

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The Magic of Skye

[Words and photographs by Roy Starkey. Roy has provided so many wonderful photographs that I’ve chosen to add them as thumbnails. These can easily be expanded by double clicking on them.] W.A.Poucher’s classic guide “The Magic of Skye” is a … Continue reading

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The Rocky Road to No. 150 (& No. 151)

[Words by Anne] Given the disappointingly changeable weather either side of Tuesday 17 May, it was amazing that our tentative arrangement to join Cameron and Elaine in climbing a couple of Munros actually materialised. We had chanced upon them in … Continue reading

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The western Cairngorms above Glen Feshie – [# 150 & 151]

Sgor Gaoith (1118m); Mullach Clach a’ Bhlair (1019m) Pronunciation:             Sgor Gayee; Mooluch Clach uh Vlarth Translation:                  Windy Peak; The Peak of the Stony Plane Total distance:             25.7km Total time:                    6hrs 40mins Total ascent:                 980m Weather:                        Overcast start but with cloud … Continue reading

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Scotland’s very own Table Mountain – [# 148 & 149]

Beinn a’ Bhuird (1197m); Ben Avon (Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe) (1171m) Pronunciation:              Bine yuh Voordge; Ben Arn (Labby un Dive Vooyah) Translation:                   Table Mountain; Mountain of the River Avon (Bed of the Yellow Stag) Total distance:              39km Total time:   … Continue reading

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The snow returns to the highest Cairngorm peaks – [# 146 & 147]

Carn Bhac (946m); Beinn Iutharn Mhor (1045m) Pronunciation:               Karn Vack; Bine Yoo-ern Voar Translation:                    Peat Bank; Big Sharp-edged Hill Total distance:       … Continue reading

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