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Slioch would have shone in better weather – [# 274]

Slioch (981m) Pronunciation:             Shlierch Translation:                  (possibly) The Spear Total distance:              19.4km Total time:                     6hrs 14mins Total ascent:                  1245m Weather:                        Blustery and wet. Gale force winds and … Continue reading

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Glen Affric’s eastern Munros – [# 237 & 238]

Tom a’ Choinich (1112m) & Toll Creagach (1053m) Pronunciation:             Tom uh Hornich; Toll Kirrikuch Translation:                  Hill of the Moss; Rocky Hollow Total distance:             17.2km Total time:                    5hrs 11mins Total ascent:                 1128m … Continue reading

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The Western Fannaich Range – [# 230 – 234]

A’ Chailleach (997m); Sgurr Breac (999m); Sgurr nan Each (923m); Sgurr nan Clach Geala (1093m) and Meall a’ Chrasgaidh (934m) Pronunciation:             Uh Chalyok; Skoor Vrack; Skoor nern yak; Skoor nern Klach Gee-aller; Miaowl uh Chrasgee Translation:                  Old Lady; Dappled Hill; … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe – [# 225 & 226]

Ruadh Stac Mor (1010m); Spidean Coire nan Clach (993m) Pronunciation:             Bine Ehyer – Roower Stack More; Speedyan Korrer nern Klach Translation:                  File Mountain – Big Red Steep Hill; Peak of the Stony Corrie Total distance:             18.9km Total time:     … Continue reading

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West of Loch Monar – [# 220 & 221]

Bidein a’ Choire Sheasgaich (945m); Lurg Mhor (986m) & Beinn Tharsuinn (863m) – Corbett Pronunciation:             Beedyan uh Korrer Heskeech; Loorug Voar Translation:                  Peak of the Corrie of the Farrow Cattle; Big Shin Total distance:             32.9km (of which we cycled 11.4km) … Continue reading

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Midges on the summit! – [# 219]

An Socach (Glen Elchaig) (1069m) Pronunciation:             Un Sorcoch Translation:                  the Pig’s Snout Total distance:             42.2km (of which we cycled 25.4km) Total time:                    7hrs 02mins Total ascent:                 1387m Weather:       … Continue reading

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A very long day east of Corrour – [# 214 – 217]

Beinn Eibhinn (1102m); Aonach Beag (1116m); Geal Charn (1132m) and Carn Dearg (1034m) Pronunciation:              Bine Eh-veen; Ernoch Bake; Geeya Charn; Karn Dearg Translation:                   Delightful Mountain; Small Ridged Peak; Pale (or White) Hill; Red Hill Total distance:              42.6km (15.6km of which … Continue reading

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The long ridge – [# 205 – 206]

Beinn Fhada (or Ben Attow) (1032m); A’ Ghlas-bheinn (918m) Pronunciation:             Bine Fada (or Ben Atter); Uh Glaz Vane Translation:                  Long Mountain; the Grey-green Mountain Total distance:             23.8km Total time:                    7hrs 21mins … 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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The Magic of Skye

[Words and photographs by Roy Starkey. Roy has provided so many wonderful photographs that I’ve chosen to add them as thumbnails. These can easily be expanded by double clicking on them.] W.A.Poucher’s classic guide “The Magic of Skye” is a … Continue reading

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