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Re: An autumn scramble on sunny Beinn Dearg, Torridon

Great report and photos! We had a similarly good day up there about a month after you. Interesting to see your ascent route - I have always gone up/down about 1km further east, which is still very steep! The shared approach to Beinn Dearg and the Horns of Alligin is possibly my favourite approach t...
by Ranger
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An autumn scramble on sunny Beinn Dearg, Torridon
Replies: 5
Views: 670

An autumn scramble on sunny Beinn Dearg, Torridon

$matches[2] Although overshadowed by its more famous neighbours, Beinn Dearg is endowed with the claim to statistical fame of being the highest Corbett in Scotland; a tantalising 2997.5 feet according to a recent re-survey. It's a true Torridonian - well guarded by steep, craggy terraces and a narr...
by Ranger
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An autumn scramble on sunny Beinn Dearg, Torridon
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Sun and snow on Ben Wyvis last hurrah

$matches[2] Less than a dozen hours after enjoying the sunset on Carn Chuinneag, my 5 am alarm call woke me for another mountain jaunt smuggled into my work schedule. I was away from the Inverness Inshes Premier Inn before breakfast, the last the Brewers Fayre would be serving before a Coronavirus ...
by Ranger
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sun and snow on Ben Wyvis last hurrah
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Sunset from Carn Chuinneag

Lovely! The memory of that view should help keep you going through this lock-down period! Thanks for the posters above noting the couple of errors - now corrected! Glad I sorted the date, didn't want to be on the post-lockdown naughty step :shock: Happily I was up at 5am the next morning to squeeze...
by Ranger
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:05 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sunset from Carn Chuinneag
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Sunset from Carn Chuinneag

$matches[2] $matches[2] An overnight stay for a job at Culbo in the Black Isle offered the chance of a flying trip into the mountains. With the Coronvirus pandemic dominating the headlines, little did I know a nationwide lock-down would effectively close the hills for exploration only a few days la...
by Ranger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sunset from Carn Chuinneag
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Return to where it began, 22 years on

Copy of P1030177.JPG Despite the best summer in living memory, I'd not been in the hills since April, so a return to the high tops was long overdue. My first Munro, Stob a’ Choire Odhair, was climbed on a late June evening in 1996, and the novelty of heading back there with my sister Emily - who'd ...
by Ranger
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Return to where it began, 22 years on
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Views: 442

Re: New year at Loch Arkaig, 3 Corbetts and an inversion

Wonderful inversion photos - that's a helluva drive hame though. Living over near Aberdeen is great for Lochnagar and the Cairngorms but for the west coast, a bit of a nightmare! Probably not the first person to leave a lot of the west coast Munros /Cuillin towards the end which meant A LOT of driv...
by Ranger
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:43 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: New year at Loch Arkaig, 3 Corbetts and an inversion
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Views: 879

Re: New year at Loch Arkaig, 3 Corbetts and an inversion

Lovely hills these, especially Sgurr Cos (the full name is too long to pronounce :lol: ). And with inversion to add to the tally... Lucky you. I always thought that this group is so underrated, maybe because they are close to the ridge of Sgurr na Ciche. I'd love to return and repeat them in simila...
by Ranger
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:38 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: New year at Loch Arkaig, 3 Corbetts and an inversion
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New year at Loch Arkaig, 3 Corbetts and an inversion

Two days into 2019 and no better way to open up the new year than with a trip to the west highlands. With high pressure bossing the weather since Christmas, the forecast promised clear summits once again. 3 new Corbetts at the gateway to Knoydart would be a fine way to round off the holidays before ...
by Ranger
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:30 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: New year at Loch Arkaig, 3 Corbetts and an inversion
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Meallach Mhor on the evening commute

After a couple of days working on the Balavil Estate near Kingussie, this was a quick afternoon jaunt - mostly on two wheels - en-route home to Deeside. Having made use of the flattest approach track along a glen I could remember, the ascent was a short romp up and down the heather of this retiring,...
by Ranger
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:57 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meallach Mhor on the evening commute
Replies: 0
Views: 380

You Only Climb Twice. Meall a' Ghuibhais.

A week's family holiday in Lossiemouth wasn't the time for disappearing into the wilderness, but an easterly airstream enticed me to seek out the west coast sunshine, albeit with a 4:45am alarm call to enable a swift return. My destination was Kinlochewe - aiming for two unclimbed Corbetts in the sh...
by Ranger
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:13 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: You Only Climb Twice. Meall a' Ghuibhais.
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Corrour - Beinn na Lap

The fantastic summer weather of May 2016 was delightfully continuing into June, and my fourth mountain walk in a month would prove my best. It's not often an ascent of the meek and mild Beinn na Lap could be viewed as an immense challenge, but when three of the party had a combined age of 9 years ol...
by Ranger
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Corrour - Beinn na Lap
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Re: Fire and Ice - An ascent of Ben Gulabin

Glenshee has the fattest mountain hares I have seen :!: Big, Fat and almost Sinister looking :shock: They are like something out of a Wallace & Gromit movie :lol: Could've sworn the ones we saw were about the size of dogs. Given the pace they move at I wouldn't want to be in the road of one of ...
by Ranger
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:19 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fire and Ice - An ascent of Ben Gulabin
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Fire and Ice - An ascent of Ben Gulabin

Climbing Ben Gulabin had been in my mind for years. From my earliest holidays in Scotland, I had fond memories of visiting the Spittal of Glenshee inn, above which the hill looms unmistakably. The 'Chieftains' Candlesticks' story above the fire place, the assault course in the garden outside - I'd e...
by Ranger
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:41 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fire and Ice - An ascent of Ben Gulabin
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: Sun, snow & a Corbett - New Years Day on Deeside

Beautiful pics. I love the ghostly face, the one after and the last deer shot as well as the view over to Ben Vane and the snow-bow. Er, well, all of them basically! :lol: Looks like a gorgeous New Year's Day! Thanks Emma. I think there was a stormy weather in the central belt on New Years Day but ...
by Ranger
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:27 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sun, snow & a Corbett - New Years Day on Deeside
Replies: 2
Views: 845
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