Tag Archives: Landscape

A beautiful day above Inchnadamph – [# 255 – 256]

Conival (987m) & Ben More Assynt (998m)  Pronunciation:             Kon-eye-val; Ben More Assynt Translation:                  Shoulder of the Big Hill; Big Hill of Assynt Total distance:             18.8km Total time:               … Continue reading

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Beinn Alligin – the jewel of Torridon – [# 223 & 224]

Tom na Gruagaich (922m); Sgurr Mhor (986m) Pronunciation:             Bine Ahleegin – Tom na Grooyageech; Skoor Voar Translation:                  Jewelled Mountain – Hill of the Damsel; Big Hill Total distance:             11.4km Total time:                   … Continue reading

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Sandstone cap on quartzite base – [# 222]

Maol Chean-dearg (933m) Pronunciation:             Merle Hyaan Jerrack Translation:                  the Bald Red Head Total distance:             16.9km Total time:                    5hrs 11mins Total ascent:                 1011m Weather:                 … Continue reading

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The Falls of Glomach

Total distance:             21km Total time:                    4hrs 15mins Total ascent:                 425m Weather:                        Mainly a beautiful sunny day – but we did get caught in a torrential thundery shower that completely soaked us. … Continue reading

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Quartzite capped summits – [# 207 – 208]

Beinn Liath Mhor (926m);  Sgorr Ruadh (962m) Pronunciation:             Bine Leeya Voar; Skoor Roy-yer Translation:                  Big Grey Mountain; Red Peak Total distance:             18.1km Total time:                    6hrs30mins Total ascent:                 1475m Weather:     … Continue reading

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The Cuillin’s southern two – [# 201 – 202]

Sgurr Dubh Mor (944m); Sgurr nan Eag (924m) Pronunciation:             Skoor Doo More; Skoor nern Yek Translation:                  Big Black Peak; Peak of the Notches Total distance:             16.1km Total time:                    7hrs 53mins Total … 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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Vein quartz quarrying at 900m

In my blog on 29 January 2011 entitled “Navigational challenges on featureless plateau” I mentioned that we began our walk by following a bulldozed track that at one time serviced a quarry situated at a height of 900m (now disused), … Continue reading

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A high arctic plateau

Bynack More (1090m); Pronunciation:            Bie-nack More Translation:                 Big Chimney-pot or (possibly) Big Cap Total distance:             21.6km Total time:       … 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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