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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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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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Wild horses of Ben Alder – [# 152 & 153]

Ben Alder (1148m); Beinn Bheoil (1019m) Pronunciation:              Ben Alder; Bine Vee-awl Translation:                   Mountain of the Water of the Steep Slope (Possibly); Mountain of the Mouth Total distance:              56.8km (of which 34.8km was cycled) Total time:                     10hrs 20mins Total ascent:                 1497m … Continue reading

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Scotland’s very own Table Mountain – [# 148 & 149]

Beinn a’ Bhuird (1197m); Ben Avon (Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe) (1171m) Pronunciation:              Bine yuh Voordge; Ben Arn (Labby un Dive Vooyah) Translation:                   Table Mountain; Mountain of the River Avon (Bed of the Yellow Stag) Total distance:              39km Total time:   … Continue reading

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The snow returns to the highest Cairngorm peaks – [# 146 & 147]

Carn Bhac (946m); Beinn Iutharn Mhor (1045m) Pronunciation:               Karn Vack; Bine Yoo-ern Voar Translation:                    Peat Bank; Big Sharp-edged Hill Total distance:       … Continue reading

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The Glenshee Circuit – [# 125 – 130]

Creag Leacach (987m); Glas Maol (1068m); Cairn of Claise (1064m); Tom Buidhe (957m); Tolmount (958m); Carn an Tuirc (1019m) Pronunciation:              Krayk Lairkoch; Glaz Merle; Karn of Clash; Tom Booyer; Tolmount; Karn ern Toork Translation:                   Crag of the Bare Hilltop; The … Continue reading

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Beinn a’ Ghlo – (Hooded Mountain) – [# 113 – 115]

Carn Liath (975m); Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain (1070m); Carn nan Gabhar (1121m) Pronunciation:              Karn Leeya; Bry Korrer Chrain Valler-ghen; Karn ner Goer Translation:                  Grey Hill; Height of the Corrie of Round Blisters; Hill … Continue reading

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The final Arrochar Alp – [# 106]

Ben Vorlich (Inveruglas) (943m) Pronunciation:             Ben Vorlich Translation:                  Mountain of the Bay Total distance:             13.9km Total time:                    4hrs 05mins Total ascent:                 997m Weather:                 … Continue reading

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Aonach Eagach Ridge and the Pap of Glencoe – [# 104 & 105]

Meall Dearg (953m); Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (967m) Sgorr na Ciche (or Pap of Glencoe) (742m) Pronunciation:              Ernoch Egg-yoch Ridge: Miaowl Jerrack; Skor num Feeonly Translation:                   Notched Ridge: Red Hill; Peak of the Fingalians Total distance:              12.5km Total time:                     6hrs 23mins … Continue reading

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Overlooking the Blackmount – [# 102 & 103]

Beinn Achaladair (1038m); Beinn a’ Chreachain (1081m) Pronunciation:              Bine Achullader; Bine yuh Chrechen Translation:                   Mountain of the Farm by the Water; Mountain of the Bare Summit Total distance:              20.8km Total time:                     6hrs 44mins Total ascent:           … Continue reading

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