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Three-quarters of the way there – [# 212 – 213]

A’ Chralaig (1120m) and Mullach Fraoch-choire (1102m) Pronunciation:             Uh Chraalayk; Mooluch Fruackorrer Translation:                  The Basket; Peak of the Heathery Corrie Total distance:             14.4km Total time:                    4hrs 41mins Total ascent:                 1181m Weather: … Continue reading

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Skye’s outlier becomes our 200th Munro – [# 200]

Bla Bheinn (928m) Pronunciation:             Bla Vine Translation:                  Blue Mountain Total distance:             9.1km Total time:                    3hrs 43mins Total ascent:                 1037m Weather:                       … Continue reading

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Grim weather for mountaineering [# 78 & 79]

Beinn Dubhchraig (978m); Ben Oss (1029m) Pronunciation:              Bine Doochreck; Ben Oss Translation:                   Mountain of the Dark Crag; Elk Mountain Total distance:              19.2km Total time:                     7hrs 7mins Total ascent:                 1285m Weather:                        Misty with drizzle to start with, turning to heavier rain … Continue reading

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A trip to the coast

The weather was a little bit grim today so we decided to relax a bit and drive west from Fort William to Lochailort and Glenuig on the coast (about 30 miles along the “Road to the Isles”: A830).

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Biking to Castle Stalker and beyond

For the past few days the weather has been wet and windy and we spent time in the ‘van catching up on emails and chores and visiting Oban where we managed to get internet connection at the CalMac Ferry Terminal.

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A leg stretch on Y-Garn (947m)

Despite the weather remaining extremely wet and blustery, we just had to get out and about and up into the mountains of Snowdonia. We decided that today’s walk should take in the summit of Y Garn above Llyn Idwal in … Continue reading

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A stroll to the lake – Llyn Elsi

The weather remains “pants” so a simple stroll up to the beautiful Llyn Elsi was all that we managed today. Llyn Elsi is situated above the village of Betws-y-Coed in the Gwydir Forest and serves as a reservoir providing water … Continue reading

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Inclement weather – perhaps a day to relax?

We had good intentions of getting out on the hill today but overnight the weather turned a bit nasty and wet.

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