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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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The Maidens of the Mamores – [# 154]

Na Gruagaichean (1055m); Pronunciation:              Na Grooageechan Translation:                   The Maidens Total distance:              11.3km Total time:                     4hrs 22mins Total ascent:                 948m Weather:                        Overcast with cloud rising above the summits for a time. Start / end location:   Mamore Lodge (hotel) car park just … Continue reading

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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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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 Rocky Road to No. 150 (& No. 151)

[Words by Anne] Given the disappointingly changeable weather either side of Tuesday 17 May, it was amazing that our tentative arrangement to join Cameron and Elaine in climbing a couple of Munros actually materialised. We had chanced upon them in … Continue reading

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The western Cairngorms above Glen Feshie – [# 150 & 151]

Sgor Gaoith (1118m); Mullach Clach a’ Bhlair (1019m) Pronunciation:             Sgor Gayee; Mooluch Clach uh Vlarth Translation:                  Windy Peak; The Peak of the Stony Plane Total distance:             25.7km Total time:                    6hrs 40mins Total ascent:                 980m Weather:                        Overcast start but with cloud … 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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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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