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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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Crossing the Loch Quoich dam – [# 176]

Gairich (919m) Pronunciation:             Garreech Translation:                  Roaring (probably relating to stags’ autumn rut) Total distance:             15.9km Total time:                     5hrs 1mins Total ascent:                 977m Weather:                        Started off very misty but soon brightened into a generally sunny day with only light winds at … Continue reading

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What a difference a month makes – Ben Cruachan in the sunshine!

[Words and photographs by Roy Starkey.] Ben Cruachan is a particularly fine mountain, brilliantly positioned (you can walk from the railway station platform!), and commanding fine views of the surrounding mountains including long views across to the Cuillins on Skye … Continue reading

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On the south side of Glen Lochay – [# 109 & 110]

Meall Glas (959m); Sgiath Chuil (921m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl Glaz; Skeer Hool Translation:                   Grey-green Hill; Back Wing or Sheltering Place Total distance:              21.5km Total time:                     6hrs 32mins Total ascent:                 1311m Weather:                        Bright to begin with but the summits soon clouded over … Continue reading

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The second half of the Glen Lyon duo – [# 108]

Stuchd an Lochain (960m) Pronunciation:              Stook an Lochan Translation:                   Steep Conical Hill of the Lochan Total distance:              9.18km Total time:                    2hrs 47mins Total ascent:                 709m Weather:                        Bright with hazy sunshine. Strong, … Continue reading

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The first half of the Glen Lyon duo – [# 107]

Meall Buidhe (932m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl Vooyer Translation:                   Yellow Hill Total distance:              8.89km Total time:                    2hrs 23mins Total ascent:                 548m Weather:                       … 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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The Cruachan Horseshoe [# 90 & 91]

Ben Cruachan (1126m); Stob Diamh (998m) Pronunciation:              Ben Krooerchan; Stob Dive Translation:                   Conical Heap on the Mountain; Peak of the Stag Total distance:              15.2km Total time:                     6hrs 51mins Total ascent:                 1445m Weather:                        Grey and overcast with mist on the summits … Continue reading

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Winter walking gives way to Spring [# 81 & 82]

Ben Vorlich (Callander) (986m); Stuc a’ Chroin (975m) Pronunciation:              Ben Vorlich; Stuc a’ Chroin Translation:                   Mountain of the Bay; Peak of the Sheepfold Total distance:              15.2km Total time:                     6hrs 17mins Total ascent:                 1257m Weather:                        Cloud covering summits dissipated by lunchtime … Continue reading

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