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To the west of Ben Lawers [# 76 & 77]

Meall Corranaich (1069m); Meall a’ Choire Leith (926m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl Korraneech; Miaowluh Horrer Leer Translation:                   Hill of the Sickle; Hill of the Grey Corrie Total distance:              12.8km Total time:                     4hrs 45mins Total ascent:   … Continue reading

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Superb alpine weather returns

Carn Dearg (945m); Pronunciation:            Karn Jerrack Translation:                 Red Hill Total distance:             24.3km Total time:               … Continue reading

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Another day at Fersit

Stob a’ Choire Mheadoin (1105m); Stob Coire Easain (1115m) Pronunciation:            Stob a Horrer Veeyann; Stob Korrer Essin Translation:                 Peak of the Middle Corrie; Peak of the Coire … Continue reading

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We’ve used our new Michelin snow-chains at last!

This morning we aimed to leave the Glenmore campsite quite early. The first time that we’ve moved the ‘van since our Cairngorm trip a few days ago. However, over the last few days the weather has been bitterly cold: -8°C … Continue reading

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Loch an Eilein to Aviemore

The weather at low level turned out to be decent with some sunshine by late morning though it was still bitterly cold. We decided to cycle around Loch an Eilein today (loch of the island) going via the Loggers’ Route … Continue reading

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Biking the Loggers’ Route – in snow and ice

The mountain weather forecast for the Cairngorm region for today and tomorrow did not sound too inspiring – icy winds and blizzards. Also, in order to allow Cameron’s blister on his heel to recover we decided to catch up on … Continue reading

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Ski mountaineering really appeals

Cairngorm (1245m); Pronunciation:           Cairn Gorm Translation:                Blue Cairn Total distance:           13.8km Total time:                  3hrs 45mins … Continue reading

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Review of YakTrax Pro anti-slip walking aid

After spending the last few days slipping and sliding our way around the snow and ice of the Glenmore Campsite we finally succumbed and bought a couple of pairs of “YakTrax Pros”. The blurb describes them as “Heavy duty traction … Continue reading

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Walking the “Loggers Route” to Aviemore

Today we tested out our new YakTrax Pros on a walk around Loch Morlich (and so that Elaine could feed the ducks), and then down the Loggers Route to Aviemore. It ended up being about 8 miles one-way … so … Continue reading

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Cycle to Aviemore

Today we cycled into Aviemore (about 14 miles round trip). It was freezing cold on the bikes with the added wind chill – especially on ours hands. Elaine was out in front and I could see her shaking her hands … Continue reading

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