Monthly Archives: June 2011

Poor weather mars a great scramble – [# 203 – 204]

Bruach na Frithe (958m); Am Basteir (934m) Pronunciation:             Broo-uch na Freeyer; Am Bashtyer Translation:                  Slope of the Deer Forest; The Baptizer (but often translated as the Executioner) Total distance:             16.2km Total time:                 … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in the north of Skye

Map             A map of the day’s journey can be found here – it may take a few moments to load into a separate window. The map displays on most browsers, but not unfortunately Internet Explorer.

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The Cuillin’s southern two – [# 201 – 202]

Sgurr Dubh Mor (944m); Sgurr nan Eag (924m) Pronunciation:             Skoor Doo More; Skoor nern Yek Translation:                  Big Black Peak; Peak of the Notches Total distance:             16.1km Total time:                    7hrs 53mins Total … Continue reading

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Skye’s outlier becomes our 200th Munro – [# 200]

Bla Bheinn (928m) Pronunciation:             Bla Vine Translation:                  Blue Mountain Total distance:             9.1km Total time:                    3hrs 43mins Total ascent:                 1037m Weather:                       … Continue reading

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The Middle Three on the Cuillin – [# 197 – 199]

Sgurr a’ Mhadaidh (981m); Sgurr a’ Ghreadaidh (973m) and Sgurr na Banachdich (965m) Pronunciation:             Skoor uh Vathee; Skoor uh Ghredee; Skoor na Bannach-hich Translation:                  Peak of the Fox, Peak of the Thrashing; (probably) Milkmaid’s Peak, but usually translated as Smallpox … Continue reading

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Choc Crunchies

We are staying at the Skye Camping and Caravan site at Edinbane near Loch Greshornish for a few days. The view from our ‘van is lovely and tonight there was a breeze – great for drying the washing and providing … Continue reading

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The Forcan Ridge – [# 195 – 196]

The Saddle (1010m); Sgurr na Sgine (946m) Pronunciation:             The Saddle; Skoor nuh Skeenya Translation:                  The Saddle; Peak of the Knife Total distance:             14.4km Total time:                    6hrs 20mins Total ascent:                 1499m Weather:                        … Continue reading

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Northeast three of Glen Shiel – [# 192 – 194]

Carn Ghluasaid (957m); Sgurr nan Conbhairean (1109m); Sail Chaorainn (1002m) Pronunciation:             Karn Gloorsage; Skoor nern Konnavathen; Sal Hooreen Translation:                  Hill of Movement; Peak of the Keeper of the Hounds; Heel of the Rowan Tree Total distance:             18.3km Total time:   … Continue reading

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The North Shiel Four – [# 188 – 191]

Ciste Dhubh (979m);  Aonach Meadhoin (1001m); Sgurr a’ Bhealaich Dheirg (1036m); Saileag (956m) Pronunciation:             Keeshtyer Ghoo; Ernoch Veeyann; Skoor uh Veeyallach Year-ick; Sarlak Translation:                  Black Chest; Middle Peak; Peak of the Red Pass; Little Heel Total distance:             17.2km Total time: … Continue reading

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Day trip to Applecross

After three hard days on the hills we (well me really) needed a bit of a rest. So, today we decided to do some sightseeing and headed to the Applecross peninsula. From the Morvich campsite at Kintail we first passed … Continue reading

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