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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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To the east of Glen Dee – [# 144 & 145]

Beinn Bhrotain (1157m); Monadh Mor (1113m) Pronunciation:              Bine Vrotteen; Monnath More Translation:                   The Hill of the Brodan (fabled hound or mastiff); Big Mountain Total distance: … Continue reading

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Triumph over adversity to exceed halfway target – [# 142 & 143]

Carn an Fhidheir (994m); An Sgarsoch (1006m) Pronunciation:               Karn ern Eeleth; Un Sgarshoch Translation:                    The Fiddler; Place of Sharp Rocks Total distance:     … Continue reading

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Dreary weather makes for a wet day’s climbing – [# 140 & 141]

Beinn Bhreac (931m); Beinn a’ Chaorainn (1082m) Pronunciation:              Bine Vrack; Bine uh Chooeren Translation:                   Speckled Mountain; Mountain of the Rowan Total distance:       … Continue reading

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The Angel and the Devil – [# 137 – 139]

The Devil’s Point (Bod an Deamhain) (1004m); Cairn Toul (Carn an t-Sabhail) (1291m); The Angel’s Peak (Sgor an Lochain Uaine) (1258m) Pronunciation:                 The Devil’s Point; Kayrn Tool; The Angel’s Peak (Sgor un … Continue reading

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Taking in the highest peak in the Cairngorms – [# 131 – 134]

Carn a’ Mhaim (1037m); Ben Macdui (Beinn MacDuibh) (1309m); Beinn Mheadhoin (1182m); Derry Cairngorm (1155m) Pronunciation:              Karn er Vime; Ben MacDui; Bine Veeyann; Derry Cairngorm Translation:                 … Continue reading

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Breathtaking Glen Tilt – [# 117]

Carn a’ Chlamain (963m); Pronunciation:              Karn uh Chlaveen Translation:                   Hill of the Kite Total distance:              33.9km Total time:                     5hrs 36mins Total ascent:                 1129m Weather:                        Frosty start to the day but turned lovely and sunny. A strong wind developed around noon. … Continue reading

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An isolated peak in the Atholl Estate – [# 116]

Beinn Dearg (1008m) Pronunciation:              Bine Jerrack Translation:                   Red Hill Total distance:              30.6km Total time:                     5hrs 33mins Total ascent:                 1036m Weather:                        Beautiful sunny and warm day. Slightly breezy on the summit. Start / end location:     Small forestry car-park just … Continue reading

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