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Ey it was a scorcher

With great weather predicted (high 20's) for the end of the week leading into the Bank Holiday weekend I decided to take the Friday off work and head down Glen Ey for the far away hills of Carn Bhac and Beinn Iutharn Mhor. After slapping on the factor 50 sun cream I said goodbye to the wife at the c...
by howzat
Tue May 30, 2017 12:23 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ey it was a scorcher
Replies: 0
Views: 535

'Great' Friday on Ben Chonzie

Predictions of some glorious weather over the Easter break were too tempting to ignore. So on the eve of a planned trip from Edinburgh to stay with the wife’s sister in Blairgowrie for Easter I hatched a plan that involved persuading the wife to make a small(ish) detour to Glen Lednock so I could ba...
by howzat
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 'Great' Friday on Ben Chonzie
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Schiehallion - 50th Munro!

I was looking for a short day out on the hills for what was to be my 50th Munro and Schiehallion seemed ideal. With an improved forecast than for the previous Saturday’s outing i.e. no gale force winds, I was dropped off at the busy Braes of Foss car park at about 10.30am, and was quickly on my way....
by howzat
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:11 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Schiehallion - 50th Munro!
Replies: 3
Views: 2076

Beinn Dearg cycling Glen Banvie

Getting frazzled a couple of weeks previously when tackling Beinn A'Ghlo had put paid to my plans for a double header weekend with the 'nearby' Beinn Dearg. With my burnt legs recovered after a couple of weeks rest and the plentiful application of after sun cream I managed to persuade the sister-in-...
by howzat
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:01 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Dearg cycling Glen Banvie
Replies: 4
Views: 5091

Legs a'Ghlo

With a superb forecast for the weekend I made sure I’d packed amongst other things sun cream, a hat, sun glasses, shorts and plenty of fluids before taking the train from Edinburgh after work on the Friday evening for Blair Atholl to take on Beinn a'Ghlo. Having to walk the extra 4km from Blair Atho...
by howzat
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Legs a'Ghlo
Replies: 0
Views: 2079

Ben Lui - the assault course

Day 1 – I had decided to join old school friends, Clive (keen to get his number of remaining Munro’s below the 100 mark), Matt and Gavin, on a five day Munro bagging break, based at the excellent Bridge of Lochay Hotel in Killin. Clive & Matt had arrived in Edinburgh to chez Howzat from London ...
by howzat
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Lui - the assault course
Replies: 3
Views: 2616

Glen Lochsie in October Sun

Having recovered from 5 consecutive days on the hills during the last week in September along with old school friends Clive, Matt & Gavin (the weather limiting us to 5 Munros) I was now just about ready for another outing and the weather very kindly obliged. My wife Gill & her sister Hazel d...
by howzat
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glen Lochsie in October Sun
Replies: 1
Views: 1668

White Mounth from Glen Callater

With the sister in law & her hubby off camping somewhere up in the far NW, the wife and I were on pet sitting duties at their home in Blairgowrie. With a decent forecast for the Saturday (it turned out far better!) I decided to tackle two of the White Mounth Munros from Glen Callater. Kindly Gil...
by howzat
Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: White Mounth from Glen Callater
Replies: 0
Views: 1833

Re: Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas

basscadet wrote:Oh I met you just before you turned down the bypasspath from the bealach :D I was walking with my dad..
T'was a lovely day, and you got some great photos :)


Hi basscadet, yes it was indeed a lovely day, fingers crossed for a few more of them for what's left of the summer.
by howzat
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas
Replies: 2
Views: 2092

Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas

For a third successive Saturday the weather forecast was looking pretty good. Predictions were for an iffy start to the day but for things to start clearing from 10am onwards ending in a fine afternoon. With the wife now back from a two week working trip to London we departed Edinburgh for the siste...
by howzat
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas
Replies: 2
Views: 2092

Carn na Caim & A'Bhuidheanach Bheag from Dalwhinnie

With the wife still in London and the weather forecast again looking great I decided on another trip up to Dalwhinnie for the second Saturday in succession this time to tackle A'Bhuidheanach Bheag and Carn na Caim. This time there was significantly more cloud around on the train trip up from Edinbur...
by howzat
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn na Caim & A'Bhuidheanach Bheag from Dalwhinnie
Replies: 1
Views: 2835

Trains, Sun, Views & Meall Chuaich

After bagging the spectacular Lochnagar a fortnight earlier I was itiching to get back on the hills. One problem... the wife (transport) was in London working so public transport it would have to be, thus limiting the options. With the weather forecast predicting a mostly sunny morning but with poss...
by howzat
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Trains, Sun, Views & Meall Chuaich
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

Re: Glorious Lochnagar

Hi ScottishLeaf, I do indeed remember seeing you on the way up to Lochnagar. Nice report. It was a busy old day up there. I had difficulty getting up to the trig point due to the number of dogs in the way! Looks like you've managed about the same number of Munros as me. Just a few to go! :lol:
by howzat
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glorious Lochnagar
Replies: 4
Views: 2724

Glorious Lochnagar

With sore achillies and the weather combining to keep me off the hills since early April I decided with the weather set fair that Saturday 21st July would be the day to test those achillies. Setting off with the wife from Edinburgh at 6.00am we stopped to meet up with the sister-in-law and her hubby...
by howzat
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glorious Lochnagar
Replies: 4
Views: 2724

Carn a'Chlamain - with the help of a bike

With the 'Chief' of Clan Thompson blowing up the engine of the 'family' car while 'racing' resulting in the cancellation of an Easter visit to chez Howzat in Edinburgh the opportunity to notch up the third Munro of the year was tempting. I'd had my eye on Carn a'Chlamain for some time mainly because...
by howzat
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a'Chlamain - with the help of a bike
Replies: 2
Views: 4494
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