Tag Archives: Wind

Three-quarters of the way there – [# 212 – 213]

A’ Chralaig (1120m) and Mullach Fraoch-choire (1102m) Pronunciation:             Uh Chraalayk; Mooluch Fruackorrer Translation:                  The Basket; Peak of the Heathery Corrie Total distance:             14.4km Total time:                    4hrs 41mins Total ascent:                 1181m Weather: … 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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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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Another Munro outlier gets climbed

Ben Chonzie (931m) Pronunciation:              Ben Chonzie (often pronounced Ben y Hone) Translation:                   Mossy Mountain Total distance:              14.1km Total time:                     3hrs 40mins Total ascent:                 757m Weather:                        Grey and misty with some light rain. Turned a lot warmer than of late at … 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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Above the Drumochter Pass

Sgairneach Mhor (991m); Beinn Udlamain (1011m) A’ Mharconaich (975m); Geal Charn (917m) Pronunciation:             Skarnyoch Voar; Bine Ootlermern; Uh Varkerneach; Geeya Charn Translation:                  Big Stony Hillside; Gloomy … 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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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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Northward to Kirkcudbright

Most of today was spent travelling from Snowdonia to Kirkcudbright in the Scottish Borders. However, I completely underestimated the distance we had to travel and hence the time it would take us to complete our journey.

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A leg stretch on Y-Garn (947m)

Despite the weather remaining extremely wet and blustery, we just had to get out and about and up into the mountains of Snowdonia. We decided that today’s walk should take in the summit of Y Garn above Llyn Idwal in … Continue reading

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