Monthly Archives: May 2011

To the east of Glen Dee – [# 144 & 145]

Beinn Bhrotain (1157m); Monadh Mor (1113m) Pronunciation:              Bine Vrotteen; Monnath More Translation:                   The Hill of the Brodan (fabled hound or mastiff); Big Mountain Total distance: … Continue reading

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Triumph over adversity to exceed halfway target – [# 142 & 143]

Carn an Fhidheir (994m); An Sgarsoch (1006m) Pronunciation:               Karn ern Eeleth; Un Sgarshoch Translation:                    The Fiddler; Place of Sharp Rocks Total distance:     … Continue reading

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Dreary weather makes for a wet day’s climbing – [# 140 & 141]

Beinn Bhreac (931m); Beinn a’ Chaorainn (1082m) Pronunciation:              Bine Vrack; Bine uh Chooeren Translation:                   Speckled Mountain; Mountain of the Rowan Total distance:       … Continue reading

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The Angel and the Devil – [# 137 – 139]

The Devil’s Point (Bod an Deamhain) (1004m); Cairn Toul (Carn an t-Sabhail) (1291m); The Angel’s Peak (Sgor an Lochain Uaine) (1258m) Pronunciation:                 The Devil’s Point; Kayrn Tool; The Angel’s Peak (Sgor un … Continue reading

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From the Spittal of Glenshee – [# 135 & 136]

Glas Tulaichean (1051m); Carn an Righ (1029m) Pronunciation:              Glaz Toolachein; Karn ern Ree Translation:                   Grey-green Knoll; Cairn of the King Total distance:              23.6km Total time:                     6hrs 19mins Total ascent:                 1161m Weather:                        Started off very cloudy and misty. Quite humid. By … Continue reading

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Taking in the highest peak in the Cairngorms – [# 131 – 134]

Carn a’ Mhaim (1037m); Ben Macdui (Beinn MacDuibh) (1309m); Beinn Mheadhoin (1182m); Derry Cairngorm (1155m) Pronunciation:              Karn er Vime; Ben MacDui; Bine Veeyann; Derry Cairngorm Translation:                 … Continue reading

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The Glenshee Circuit – [# 125 – 130]

Creag Leacach (987m); Glas Maol (1068m); Cairn of Claise (1064m); Tom Buidhe (957m); Tolmount (958m); Carn an Tuirc (1019m) Pronunciation:              Krayk Lairkoch; Glaz Merle; Karn of Clash; Tom Booyer; Tolmount; Karn ern Toork Translation:                   Crag of the Bare Hilltop; The … Continue reading

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The mighty jewel of Lochnagar – [# 119 – 124]

Cac Carn Beag (1155m); Carn a’ Choire Bhaidheach (1110m); Carn an t-Sagairt Mor (1047m); Cairn Bannoch (1012m); Broad Cairn (998m) Pronunciation:              Kac Karn Bayk; Karn uh Korrer Vaw-yeech; Karn ern Taggert More; Cairn Bannoch; Broad Cairn Translation:                   Slope of the … Continue reading

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