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Braeriach – our 283rd and final Munro – “bagged” [# 283]

Braeriach (1296m) Pronunciation:             Bray-ree-erch Translation:                  Dappled Neck Total distance:             22.2km Total time:                    7hrs 16mins Total ascent:                 1337m Weather:                       Dull, damp … Continue reading

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A truly alpine profile – [# 282]

Sgurr nan Gillean (964m) Pronunciation:             Skoor nern Gillian Translation:                  (probably) Peak of the Gullies, but usually taken to mean Peak of the Young Men Total distance:              11.0km Total time:                     4hrs 50mins Total ascent:   … Continue reading

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The ‘In Pin’ – [# 279 – 281]

Sgurr Alasdair (992m); Sgurr Mhic Choinnich (948m) and the Inaccessible Pinnacle (Sgurr Dearg) (986m) Pronunciation:             Skoor Alasdair; Skoor Vee Chonneech; Skoor Jerrack Translation:                  Alexander’s Peak (named after the first recorded ascender: Alexander Nicholson); MacKenzie’s Peak (named after John MacKenzie, an … Continue reading

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High tide proves to be the final obstacle – [# 278]

Ladhar Bheinn (1020m) Pronunciation:             Larrer Vane (usually referred to as Larven) Translation:                  Hoof Mountain Total distance:             25.5km Total time:                    9hrs 14mins Total ascent:                 1969m Weather:                        A beautiful day – sunny, but … Continue reading

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Only the mad venture out! – [# 276 – 277]

Luinne Bheinn (939m) and Meall Buidhe (946m) Pronunciation:            Loonya Vane; Miaowl Vooyuh Translation:                 The Sea-swelling Mountain; Yellow Mountain Total distance:             20.8km Total time:         … Continue reading

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Not as boggy as we thought – [# 275]

Maoile Lunndaidh (1007m) Pronunciation:            Merle Lon-dye Translation:                 Bald Hill of the Wet Place Total distance:             28.8km (18km of which were cycled) … Continue reading

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Slioch would have shone in better weather – [# 274]

Slioch (981m) Pronunciation:             Shlierch Translation:                  (possibly) The Spear Total distance:              19.4km Total time:                     6hrs 14mins Total ascent:                  1245m Weather:                        Blustery and wet. Gale force winds and … Continue reading

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A very boggy ascent – [# 273]

Am Faochagach (954m) Pronunciation:             Am Fookagach Translation:                  The Heathery Place Total distance:             14.6km Total time:                    4hrs 34mins Total ascent:                 803m Weather:                     … Continue reading

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Another mammoth trip in Fisherfield – [# 271 & 272]

A’ Mhaighdean (967m) & Ruadh Stac Mor (918m) Pronunciation:             Uh Vaygian, Rooa Stac More Translation:                  The Maiden, Big Red Hill; Total distance:              51.2km Total time:                     11hrs 35mins Total ascent:           … Continue reading

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