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Brandy Required on The Snub

Storm after Storm after storm seems to have been the weather pattern this winter and with another storm forecast for Saturday afternoon and evening, we decided to stay relatively low level and get home before it hit. Having been up Ben Tirran a few times, I am ashamed to say that I haven't visited L...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Brandy Required on The Snub
Replies: 0
Views: 169

A morning on Stac Pollaidh

A fine , fine morning on Stac Pollaidh :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpeS7nBN2W8&t=632s
by wilkiemurray
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A morning on Stac Pollaidh
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Riding out the storm in the tent for a splendid sunrise

Video of fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR4JamAj8GE&t=191s Meeting up with Ray and we headed for Inverlochlarig. he winds were forecast to die down early afternoon , but as we found out - this didn't happen !! One of the windiest afternoons and evenings I have endured in the tent! However,...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Riding out the storm in the tent for a splendid sunrise
Replies: 0
Views: 347

From Blizzards to Fog Bows on Quinag

Video of Fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehY1EJOxfTw&t=5s After a rather stormy few days the forecast was looking reasonable and from my base in Lochinver, I decided to test the forecast on Quing - turned out not too bad - what a fantastic day. Started off in Blizzards but my timing couldn'...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: From Blizzards to Fog Bows on Quinag
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Plan B - Meall a' Phubuill

Video of fun : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFciFA5NT6Y&t=91s First day of a three day trip, using up holidays before Christmas and I had my eyes set on the two Corbetts at the eastern end of Loch Arkaig. The plan was to head up these then head north into Assynt, a kinda half way house before...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Plan B - Meall a' Phubuill
Replies: 0
Views: 152

A Freezing high camp in the North West Highlands

Video of Icy camp : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BkD-YwOSbY&t=1000s “-8 in some sheltered Glens and widely -4 to -5 elsewhere”… that forecast had me packing my winter warming gear for this wild camp in the North West Highlands! I had fancied a camp on the mountains to the north of Loch Quoic...
by wilkiemurray
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Freezing high camp in the North West Highlands
Replies: 0
Views: 715

Snowy Bidean Traverse

A traverse over the Bidean mountains has been on my tick list for some time and when a fine weather window appeared in November , we went for it :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe20Tozwnmw&t=4s Leaving a car at Loch Achtriochtan, we headed back up to the car park for the wee Buachaille. It as...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:45 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Snowy Bidean Traverse
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Bivvy, Milky Way and Inversion at Glencoe

I had two great experiences on Beinn a Chrulaiste in the last few months so thought I would put them into one report. Milkyway video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un_ZWt69eRU The first trip was defined by me rushing to find a bivvy spot before darkness fell. I didn't want to be hiking up in the ...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:32 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bivvy, Milky Way and Inversion at Glencoe
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Encounters of the third kind on a summit Bivvy Camp

Jaxter wrote:Excellent - I love that we’re back at the time of year where we often end up walking in the dark 8)

Some wonderful photos there and an awesome experience :clap:


you and me both :) and the white stuff is back too :)
by wilkiemurray
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:50 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Encounters of the third kind on a summit Bivvy Camp
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Re: Encounters of the third kind on a summit Bivvy Camp

Petr Dakota wrote:Great photos ! :thumbup: Class One shots :clap: :clap:


Thanks Petr :)
by wilkiemurray
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:49 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Encounters of the third kind on a summit Bivvy Camp
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Re: Encounters of the third kind on a summit Bivvy Camp

Colin1951 wrote:Fabulous pictures, must have been a great experience. Just goes to show, even an innocuous (some saydull) hill has something special to offer


Absolutely agree - reckon its not too dulland the approach from Glen Turret is of more interest than Invergeldie IMHO :)
by wilkiemurray
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:49 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Encounters of the third kind on a summit Bivvy Camp
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Re: Encounters of the third kind on a summit Bivvy Camp

Sgurr wrote:That summit selfie is just amazing.


Thanks Sgurr - there was lots of running bac and forth and striking poses for this one!!lol
by wilkiemurray
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:48 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Encounters of the third kind on a summit Bivvy Camp
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Encounters of the third kind on a summit Bivvy Camp

Video of Bivvy, inversion and MilkyWay :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO3V_OSkGZk&t=1033s I was late – very late…. I had messaged Ray to let him know and to look out for a head torch in the darkness… The plan was a wild camp on the summit of Ben Chonzie, what with a grand spell of weather, w...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:25 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Encounters of the third kind on a summit Bivvy Camp
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Sandy Beaches and Summit Barns - The heart of the Cairngorms

Vlog says it all really , but a long and demanding (but very rewarding hike) to the Middle Hill via the Shelter Stone. One of the most impressive parts of the Cairngorms in my opinion. Anyway less words - heres the vlog:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uppQ30H4SHg&t=726s

A grand day out...
by wilkiemurray
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:52 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sandy Beaches and Summit Barns - The heart of the Cairngorms
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Curved Ridge and a bivvy on top of The Buachaille

Video of fun : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyzPFa7xJoU Curved Ridge on Buachaille Etive Mor is one of my favourite scrambles and also one of the best ways to the summit of this iconic mountain. A short weather window appeared, so I packed my bag and headed for Glencoe. In addition to the scrambl...
by wilkiemurray
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Curved Ridge and a bivvy on top of The Buachaille
Replies: 1
Views: 383
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