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Another day above Glen Strathfarrar – [# 248 – 251]

Sgurr na Ruaidhe (993m); Carn nan Gobhar (992m); Sgurr a’ Choire Ghlais (1083m) & Sgurr Fhuar-thuill (1049m) Pronunciation:             Skoor na Roy-yer; Karn nern Go-er; Skoor uh Hother Glash; Skoor Ooer Hillyer Translation:                  Red Peak; Hill of Goats; Peak of the … Continue reading

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A perfect day above Glen Strathfarrar – [# 245 – 247]

An Riabhachan (1129m); Sgurr na Lapaich (1150m) and Carn nan Gobhar (992m) Pronunciation:             Un Reeavochan; Skoor na Lapeech; Karn nern Go-er Translation:                  the Grey (or Speckled) One; Peak of the Bog; Hill of Goats Total distance:             18.9km Total time:   … Continue reading

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Another long day in Glen Affric – [# 242 – 244]

Mullach na Dheiragain (982m);  Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan (1151m) & An Socach (921m)  Pronunciation:            Mooluch nuh Yerrigan; Skoor nern Kerravnun; Un Sorcoch Translation:                 Summit of the Kestrel; Peak … Continue reading

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Crossing the Loch Quoich dam – [# 176]

Gairich (919m) Pronunciation:             Garreech Translation:                  Roaring (probably relating to stags’ autumn rut) Total distance:             15.9km Total time:                     5hrs 1mins Total ascent:                 977m Weather:                        Started off very misty but soon brightened into a generally sunny day with only light winds at … Continue reading

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What a difference a month makes – Ben Cruachan in the sunshine!

[Words and photographs by Roy Starkey.] Ben Cruachan is a particularly fine mountain, brilliantly positioned (you can walk from the railway station platform!), and commanding fine views of the surrounding mountains including long views across to the Cuillins on Skye … Continue reading

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The Cruachan Horseshoe [# 90 & 91]

Ben Cruachan (1126m); Stob Diamh (998m) Pronunciation:              Ben Krooerchan; Stob Dive Translation:                   Conical Heap on the Mountain; Peak of the Stag Total distance:              15.2km Total time:                     6hrs 51mins Total ascent:                 1445m Weather:                        Grey and overcast with mist on the summits … Continue reading

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An easier little Munro

Meall Chuaich (951m); Pronunciation:             Miaowl Chu-weech Translation:                  Hill of the Bowl or Quaich Total distance:              15.2km Total time:     … Continue reading

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Renewable energies – Sloy hydro-power generation

To access Ben Vane (and other hills nearby, such as Ben Vorlich) we used the private access road that leads from Sloy Hydro Power Station to the dam containing Loch Sloy (reservoir).

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