Tag Archives: Winter

The Ben Lawers Five [# 84-88]

Beinn Ghlas (1103m); Ben Lawers (1214m); An Stuc (1118m); Meall Garbh (1118m); Meall Greigh (1001m) Pronunciation:              Bine Glaz; Ben Lawers; Un Stook; Miaowl Garav; Miaowl Gree Translation:                   Grey-green Mountain; Mountain of the Hoof or Claw or, more likely, Loud Mountain; … Continue reading

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A Stellar day in the Cairngorms on 16 March 2011

[Words and photographs by Roy and Mary Starkey] Start and end point – Coire Cas Car Park [Grid Ref: NH 989 060] Altitude 632m (2075 feet) Highest point 1195m (3921 feet) on Cairn Lochan [Grid Ref: NH 987 027] Distance 9.5km … 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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Grim weather for mountaineering [# 78 & 79]

Beinn Dubhchraig (978m); Ben Oss (1029m) Pronunciation:              Bine Doochreck; Ben Oss Translation:                   Mountain of the Dark Crag; Elk Mountain Total distance:              19.2km Total time:                     7hrs 7mins Total ascent:                 1285m Weather:                        Misty with drizzle to start with, turning to heavier rain … Continue reading

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To the west of Ben Lawers [# 76 & 77]

Meall Corranaich (1069m); Meall a’ Choire Leith (926m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl Korraneech; Miaowluh Horrer Leer Translation:                   Hill of the Sickle; Hill of the Grey Corrie Total distance:              12.8km Total time:                     4hrs 45mins Total ascent:   … Continue reading

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Above Glen Falloch [# 73 – 75]

Beinn Chabhair (933m); Beinn a’ Chroin (942m); An Caisteal (995m) Pronunciation:              Bine Chavair; Bine yuh Kroyne; Un Cashtyal Translation:                   Hawk or Antler Mountain; Hill of Danger or Harm; The Castle Total distance:              15.6km Total time:                     8hrs 10mins Total ascent:                 1507m … 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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Golden eagles sighted at last [# 70]

Beinn Bhuidhe (948m) Pronunciation:              Bine Vooyah Translation:                   Yellow Peak Total distance:              21.9km Total time:                     6hrs 30mins Total ascent:                 1107m Weather:                        Generally fair. Misty on the summit with strong winds. Improved during the afternoon into a bright sunny day. Start / … Continue reading

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The Clydesiders Munro [# 69]

Ben Lomond (974m) Pronunciation:              Ben Lomond (Gaelic: Beinn Laomainn) Translation:                   Beacon Hill Total distance:              12.6km Total time:                     5hrs 25mins Total ascent:                 1097m Weather:                        Hail, snow and strong winds. Temperature felt mild below 300m, but above 600m there was considerable wind-chill … Continue reading

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In the company of friends (cont’d) … Continuing on to Stob Ghabhar [# 67 & 68]

Stob a’ Choire Odhair (945m); Stob Ghabhar (1090m) Pronunciation:              Stob a Horrer Ower; Stob Roo-er Translation:                   Peak of the Grey-Brown (Dun) Corrie; Goat Peak Total distance:              17.5km Total time:                     7hrs 33mins Total ascent:                 1349m Weather:                        Blustery. Mainly dry and windy, … Continue reading

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