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All seasons in one day – [# 155 & 156]

Aonach Mor (1221m); Aonach Beag (1234m) Pronunciation:              Ernoch More; Ernoch Bayk Translation:                   Big Ridge; Little Ridge Total distance:              17.2km Total time:                     6hrs 48mins Total ascent:                 1502m Weather:                        Generally overcast but with a few sunny intervals. Heavy snow showers above 900m. … Continue reading

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1/3rd of the Munros have now been climbed [# 94 & 95]

Meall a’ Bhuiridh (1108m); Creise (1100m) Pronunciation:             Miaowl uh Vooree; Kereesha Translation:                  Hill of the Roaring (Stags); (probably) Narrow (from the old Gaelic word creas meaning “narrow”, which could describe the ridge) Total distance:             11km Total time:                    4hrs 36mins Total … Continue reading

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The Ben Lawers Five [# 84-88]

Beinn Ghlas (1103m); Ben Lawers (1214m); An Stuc (1118m); Meall Garbh (1118m); Meall Greigh (1001m) Pronunciation:              Bine Glaz; Ben Lawers; Un Stook; Miaowl Garav; Miaowl Gree Translation:                   Grey-green Mountain; Mountain of the Hoof or Claw or, more likely, Loud Mountain; … Continue reading

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Winter walking gives way to Spring [# 81 & 82]

Ben Vorlich (Callander) (986m); Stuc a’ Chroin (975m) Pronunciation:              Ben Vorlich; Stuc a’ Chroin Translation:                   Mountain of the Bay; Peak of the Sheepfold Total distance:              15.2km Total time:                     6hrs 17mins Total ascent:                 1257m Weather:                        Cloud covering summits dissipated by lunchtime … Continue reading

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A Stellar day in the Cairngorms on 16 March 2011

[Words and photographs by Roy and Mary Starkey] Start and end point – Coire Cas Car Park [Grid Ref: NH 989 060] Altitude 632m (2075 feet) Highest point 1195m (3921 feet) on Cairn Lochan [Grid Ref: NH 987 027] Distance 9.5km … Continue reading

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An easier ascent was very welcome [# 80]

Meall Ghaordaidh (1039m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl Gurday Translation:                  Hill of the Shoulder Total distance:              9.8km Total time:                     3hrs 31mins Total ascent:                 907m Weather:                        Extremely windy. Bright and dry with cloud levels generally just … 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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To the west of Ben Lawers [# 76 & 77]

Meall Corranaich (1069m); Meall a’ Choire Leith (926m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl Korraneech; Miaowluh Horrer Leer Translation:                   Hill of the Sickle; Hill of the Grey Corrie Total distance:              12.8km Total time:                     4hrs 45mins Total ascent:   … Continue reading

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Above Glen Falloch [# 73 – 75]

Beinn Chabhair (933m); Beinn a’ Chroin (942m); An Caisteal (995m) Pronunciation:              Bine Chavair; Bine yuh Kroyne; Un Cashtyal Translation:                   Hawk or Antler Mountain; Hill of Danger or Harm; The Castle Total distance:              15.6km Total time:                     8hrs 10mins Total ascent:                 1507m … Continue reading

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The Arrochar Alps veiled in their winter glory [# 71 & 72]

Beinn Narnain (926m); Beinn Ime (1011m) Pronunciation:              Bine Narneen; Bine Immer Translation:                   Mountain of Notches (possibly); Butter Mountain Total distance:              17.4km Total time:                     7hrs 02mins Total ascent:                 1325m Weather:                        Superb winter conditions. Sunny, cloudless and blue skies. Extensive temperature inversion … Continue reading

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