Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sandstone cap on quartzite base – [# 222]

Maol Chean-dearg (933m) Pronunciation:             Merle Hyaan Jerrack Translation:                  the Bald Red Head Total distance:             16.9km Total time:                    5hrs 11mins Total ascent:                 1011m Weather:                 … Continue reading

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West of Loch Monar – [# 220 & 221]

Bidein a’ Choire Sheasgaich (945m); Lurg Mhor (986m) & Beinn Tharsuinn (863m) – Corbett Pronunciation:             Beedyan uh Korrer Heskeech; Loorug Voar Translation:                  Peak of the Corrie of the Farrow Cattle; Big Shin Total distance:             32.9km (of which we cycled 11.4km) … Continue reading

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Midges on the summit! – [# 219]

An Socach (Glen Elchaig) (1069m) Pronunciation:             Un Sorcoch Translation:                  the Pig’s Snout Total distance:             42.2km (of which we cycled 25.4km) Total time:                    7hrs 02mins Total ascent:                 1387m Weather:       … Continue reading

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A baking hot day – [# 218]

Sgurr Mor (1003m) Pronunciation:             Skoor More Translation:                  Big Peak Total distance:             20.3km Total time:                    6hrs 28mins Total ascent:                 1343m Weather:                       … Continue reading

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Our penultimate visit home

Last week we popped back to the Midlands to check on our house and to catch up with some of our friends in the area. All was fine with the house and garden: for which we are indebted to our … Continue reading

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A very long day east of Corrour – [# 214 – 217]

Beinn Eibhinn (1102m); Aonach Beag (1116m); Geal Charn (1132m) and Carn Dearg (1034m) Pronunciation:              Bine Eh-veen; Ernoch Bake; Geeya Charn; Karn Dearg Translation:                   Delightful Mountain; Small Ridged Peak; Pale (or White) Hill; Red Hill Total distance:              42.6km (15.6km of which … Continue reading

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The Falls of Glomach

Total distance:             21km Total time:                    4hrs 15mins Total ascent:                 425m Weather:                        Mainly a beautiful sunny day – but we did get caught in a torrential thundery shower that completely soaked us. … Continue reading

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A celebratory meal for 75% completed

To celebrate reaching the three quarters stage of our mountain climbing challenge, that’s 213 out of 283 Munros ‘bagged’, we treated ourselves to a meal at the restaurant Grants at Craigellachie in Ratagan near Glen Shiel. We came across a … Continue reading

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Three-quarters of the way there – [# 212 – 213]

A’ Chralaig (1120m) and Mullach Fraoch-choire (1102m) Pronunciation:             Uh Chraalayk; Mooluch Fruackorrer Translation:                  The Basket; Peak of the Heathery Corrie Total distance:             14.4km Total time:                    4hrs 41mins Total ascent:                 1181m Weather: … Continue reading

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A very quick ascent – [# 211]

Moruisg (928m) Pronunciation:             Moorisk Translation:                  Big Water Total distance:             7.5km Total time:                    2hrs 37mins Total ascent:                 798m Weather:                       High cloud … Continue reading

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