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Snow and storm-force winds stop play

After an excellent week’s climbing last week we are a bit disappointed that the weather since the start of this week has been atrocious – with heavy rain, falling as snow above a few hundred metres being driven by gale … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen a Brocken spectre?

A few years ago we were winter walking on the Mamore Range south of Ben Nevis when we spotted our first Brocken spectre, which was being cast onto the southern slopes of Ben Nevis. This blog comes from a short … Continue reading

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Wild weather in the Pass of Drumochter

We are currently “sitting-out” some particularly rough weather wild camping just north of the Pass of Drumochter. For many of you the only time you’ll hear about the Pass of Drumochter, through which the main A9 arterial road north from … Continue reading

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Run-up to Christmas in Edinburgh

Unfortunately my cold took longer to clear up than I had originally hoped so sadly the Munro tally has not increased from 25 since completing Ben Challum on 13th December. The weather has also caused us logistical and technical problems, … Continue reading

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Sanctuary at Ardgartan

This freezing weather is playing havoc with our ‘vans plumbing. During the last three days the overnight and daytime temperatures have stayed well below zero and the frost has now (eventually) made its way into our fresh water supply (tanks … Continue reading

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Shovels to the rescue

Just last week I posted an article about us urgently needing to consider purchasing snow chains for the ‘van. Well, we could really have used them today to get the ‘van out of the Ardgartan site.

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Ardgartan Forest Holidays Caravan Site

With the forecast of blizzards on the way and after three great days on the hills and the freedom of wild camping by night under our belts, we decided that we would make a run for it, whilst we still … Continue reading

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Character building on the Bidean

Bidean nam Bian (1150m) Pronunciation:              Beed-yan nam Ee-yann Translation:                   Chief of the Hills Total distance:              12km Total time:   … Continue reading

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A very promising start

It turned quite cold overnight: -2°. We stayed at the Invercoe caravan and campsite (near the village of Glencoe). With the temperatures falling below freezing the fresh water tap was completely frozen first thing in the morning.

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