Monthly Archives: August 2011

Another damp day – [# 254]

Seana Bhraigh (927m) Pronunciation:             Shenner Vrye Translation:                  Old Upland Total distance:             20.5km (approx. 14km was cycled) Total time:                    4hrs 20mins Total ascent:                 780m Weather:                        Dull. Heavy rain shower near the summit. … Continue reading

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Ben Klibreck – [# 253]

Meall nan Con (961m)  Pronunciation:             Ben Klee-breck Translation:                  Hill of the Cliff Slope Total distance:             14.9km Total time:                    4hrs 28mins Total ascent:                 1016m Weather:                        Morning began miserable with heavy showers. Delayed … Continue reading

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The most northern Munro – [# 252]

Ben Hope (927m) Pronunciation:             Ben Hope Translation:                  Hill of the Bay (Norse origin) Total distance:              7.7km Total time:                     3hrs 3mins Total ascent:                  919m Weather:                        Very overcast … Continue reading

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Another day above Glen Strathfarrar – [# 248 – 251]

Sgurr na Ruaidhe (993m); Carn nan Gobhar (992m); Sgurr a’ Choire Ghlais (1083m) & Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (1049m) Pronunciation:             Skoor na Roy-yer; Karn nern Go-er; Skoor uh Hother Glash; Skoor Ooer Hillyer Translation:                  Red Peak; Hill of Goats; Peak of the … Continue reading

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A perfect day above Glen Strathfarrar – [# 245 – 247]

An Riabhachan (1129m); Sgurr na Lapaich (1150m) and Carn nan Gobhar (992m) Pronunciation:             Un Reeavochan; Skoor na Lapeech; Karn nern Go-er Translation:                  the Grey (or Speckled) One; Peak of the Bog; Hill of Goats Total distance:             18.9km Total time:   … Continue reading

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Another long day in Glen Affric – [# 242 – 244]

Mullach na Dheiragain (982m);  Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan (1151m) & An Socach (921m)  Pronunciation:            Mooluch nuh Yerrigan; Skoor nern Kerravnun; Un Sorcoch Translation:                 Summit of the Kestrel; Peak … Continue reading

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The Glen Affric giants – [# 239 – 241]

Mam Sodhail (1181m); Beinn Fhionnlaidh (1005m) & Carn Eige (1183m) Pronunciation:             Mam Sowell; Bine Ee-yoonly; Karn Ayr Translation:                  Breast-shaped Hill of the Barn; Finlay’s Mountain; File Cairn Total distance:             29.6km Total time:                 … Continue reading

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Glen Affric’s eastern Munros – [# 237 & 238]

Tom a’ Choinich (1112m) & Toll Creagach (1053m) Pronunciation:             Tom uh Hornich; Toll Kirrikuch Translation:                  Hill of the Moss; Rocky Hollow Total distance:             17.2km Total time:                    5hrs 11mins Total ascent:                 1128m … Continue reading

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On the Isle of Mull – [# 236]

Ben More (966m) Pronunciation:             Ben More Translation:                  Big Mountain Total distance:              13.4km Total time:                     4hrs 44mins Total ascent:                  1133m Weather:                        Bright, but with hill fog covering … Continue reading

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Visit to Edinburgh

Last week we took the ‘van to get its annual service but we had to visit Inverness for the engine service and then Perth the next day for the habitation service. A bit of a trek but at least it’s … Continue reading

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