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“Done those Munros”

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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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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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The Magic of Skye

[Words and photographs by Roy Starkey. Roy has provided so many wonderful photographs that I’ve chosen to add them as thumbnails. These can easily be expanded by double clicking on them.] W.A.Poucher’s classic guide “The Magic of Skye” is a … Continue reading

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Back to the Midlands

Last week we were back in the Midlands to check on things at our house (thanks again to Laura and Karl for looking after it for us) and to catch up with friends. It was a busy week trying to … Continue reading

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Catch up at the Nags Head in Malvern on Thursday 7 April 2011

Dear friends, we are planning on coming back down to the Midlands on the week commencing the 4 April for a few days and will be heading to the Nags Head Pub in Malvern on Thursday 7 April from around … Continue reading

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Snow and storm-force winds stop play

After an excellent week’s climbing last week we are a bit disappointed that the weather since the start of this week has been atrocious – with heavy rain, falling as snow above a few hundred metres being driven by gale … Continue reading

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Rest day in Killin – Perthshire

After our hard day yesterday and with a deteriorating weather forecast we decided that a day off was called for so that we could rest our legs and also travel with the ‘van to a different location a bit further … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the first 50

We climbed our 50th Munro this week – it was one of the first milestones that we set ourselves and we’re really delighted to have got there at last. Perhaps by now on our odyssey we might have hoped to … Continue reading

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About OS OpenSpace maps on the blogs

I’ve been hoping to try to incorporate some sort of digital mapping in our blog ever since we set out on our adventures back at the end of October 2010, and from feedback that I’ve received from quite a few … Continue reading

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