Tag Archives: Wildlife

The Glenshee Circuit – [# 125 – 130]

Creag Leacach (987m); Glas Maol (1068m); Cairn of Claise (1064m); Tom Buidhe (957m); Tolmount (958m); Carn an Tuirc (1019m) Pronunciation:              Krayk Lairkoch; Glaz Merle; Karn of Clash; Tom Booyer; Tolmount; Karn ern Toork Translation:                   Crag of the Bare Hilltop; The … Continue reading

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Aonach Eagach Ridge and the Pap of Glencoe – [# 104 & 105]

Meall Dearg (953m); Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (967m) Sgorr na Ciche (or Pap of Glencoe) (742m) Pronunciation:              Ernoch Egg-yoch Ridge: Miaowl Jerrack; Skor num Feeonly Translation:                   Notched Ridge: Red Hill; Peak of the Fingalians Total distance:              12.5km Total time:                     6hrs 23mins … Continue reading

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Overlooking the Blackmount – [# 102 & 103]

Beinn Achaladair (1038m); Beinn a’ Chreachain (1081m) Pronunciation:              Bine Achullader; Bine yuh Chrechen Translation:                   Mountain of the Farm by the Water; Mountain of the Bare Summit Total distance:              20.8km Total time:                     6hrs 44mins Total ascent:           … 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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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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In the company of friends

Stob a’ Choire Odhair (945m) Pronunciation:              Stob a Horrer Ower Translation:                   Peak of the Grey-Brown (Dun) Corrie Start / end location:   At the car-park just prior to Victoria Bridge on the A8005, which is accessed from the Bridge of Orchy … Continue reading

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The big 5-0!

An Socach (944m); Pronunciation:            Un Soroch Translation:                 The Snout Total distance:             15.1km Total time:               … Continue reading

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The Cairnwell Three

The Cairnwell (933m); Carn a’ Gheoidh (975m); Carn Aosda (917m) Pronunciation:             The Cairnwell; Karn uh Yoye; Carn Ooster Translation:                  Hill of Bags; Hill of the Goose; Aged Hill Total distance:             13.2km Total time:               … Continue reading

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Navigational challenges on featureless plateau

A’ Bhuidheanach Bheag (936m); Carn na Caim (941m) Pronunciation:             Uh Vooyernoch Vayk; Karn na Kyme Translation:                  The Little Yellow Hill; Cairn of the Curve Total distance: … Continue reading

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Superb alpine weather returns

Carn Dearg (945m); Pronunciation:            Karn Jerrack Translation:                 Red Hill Total distance:             24.3km Total time:               … Continue reading

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