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A run of sorts

We sort of managed a short run this morning! The “sort-of” has nothing to do with feeling the after effects of Hogmanay, but instead, had everything to do with icy paths.

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The Speirs’ obligatory Christmas Day run – 14.2km

It snowed a little last night: only about 2 inches.

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Run-up to Christmas in Edinburgh

Unfortunately my cold took longer to clear up than I had originally hoped so sadly the Munro tally has not increased from 25 since completing Ben Challum on 13th December. The weather has also caused us logistical and technical problems, … Continue reading

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Sanctuary at Ardgartan

This freezing weather is playing havoc with our ‘vans plumbing. During the last three days the overnight and daytime temperatures have stayed well below zero and the frost has now (eventually) made its way into our fresh water supply (tanks … Continue reading

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Climbing into the freezer

Beinn a’ Chaorainn (1052m); Beinn Teallach (915m) Pronunciation:           Bine uh Chooereen; Bine Chyalloch Translation:                Mountain of the Rowan Tree; Mountain of the Forge (or Fireplace) Total distance:   … Continue reading

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A tough little run

Although the weather was once again cold (below freezing) we decided that a short run along the Caledonian Canal towpath would be a good start to the day. From my parents’ house the start of the canal, at Corpach Basin, … Continue reading

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Finally, snow chains are on their way

Today I have finally got round to ordering some snow chains (online). After much deliberating I’ve decided upon the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Chain, which I’ve purchased from Towequipe.

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Lochaber 1, Fort William 0

The daytime temperature was well below freezing all day – and here I’m taking about arctic temperatures of minus 7°C at sea level. Nevertheless, it was beautiful and sunny so we decided that an easy low-level walk from Corpach to … Continue reading

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Shovels to the rescue

Just last week I posted an article about us urgently needing to consider purchasing snow chains for the ‘van. Well, we could really have used them today to get the ‘van out of the Ardgartan site.

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The “wee’est” one of them all

Ben Vane (915m) Pronunciation:            Ben Vain Translation:                 Middle Mountain Total distance:             11km Total time:               … Continue reading

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