Author Archives: Cameron Speirs

About Cameron Speirs

Born and brought up in the Scottish Highlands, Cameron, has been interested in outdoor pursuits since he was a wee lad. Over the last few decades he has climbed extensively in the Italian Dolomites as well as summiting the Matterhorn and several other 4000m alpine peaks. Closer to home he has spent many wonderful weekends mountaineering and biking in Snowdonia, Cairngorms, Glen Coe, Skye and Lochaber.

A perfect day for an epic adventure – [# 267 – 270]

Beinn a’ Chlaidheimh (916m); Sgurr Ban (989m); Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair (1019m) & Beinn Tarsuinn (937m) Pronunciation:            Bine uh Chly-ev; Skoor Ban; Mooluch Korrer Veek Errorcur; Bine Tarshin Translation:                 Mountain of the Sword White Hill; Hill of the Corrie of … Continue reading

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A bleak and stormy An Teallach – [# 265 – 266]

Bidein a’ Ghlas Thuill (1062m) and Sgurr Fiona (1060m) Pronunciation:             Beedyan uh Glaz Hail; Skoor Fiona Translation:                  Peak of the Grey-green Hollow; Mountain of Wine (or White Mountain) Total distance:              14.3km Total time:                     5hrs … Continue reading

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The eastern Fannaich range – [# 261 – 264]

Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich (954m); Sgurr Mor (1110m); Meall Gorm (949m) & An Coileachan (923m) Pronunciation:             Bine Leea Voar Fannich; Skoor More; Miaowl Gorm; Un Colocan Translation:                  Big Grey Hill of the Gentle Slope; Big Mountain; Blue-green Hill; the Little … Continue reading

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The intrepid ladies – [# 257 – 260]

Eididh nan Clach Geala (928m); Meall nan Ceapraichean (977m); Cona’ Mheall (980m) & Beinn Dearg (1084m)  Pronunciation:             Eye-tee nern Klach Geeyaller; Miaowl nern Kee-aprikan; Kon-eye-val; Bine Jerrack Translation:                  Nest of the White Stones; Hill of the Lumpy Hillocks; Joined Hill; … Continue reading

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A beautiful day above Inchnadamph – [# 255 – 256]

Conival (987m) & Ben More Assynt (998m)  Pronunciation:             Kon-eye-val; Ben More Assynt Translation:                  Shoulder of the Big Hill; Big Hill of Assynt Total distance:             18.8km Total time:               … Continue reading

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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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