Vile Weather - was it a good result?

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Munros: Meall Dearg (Aonach Eagach), Sgòrr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach)
Date walked: 05/07/2019
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 1100m
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Ben Hope on a Scorcher

Route: Ben Hope

Munros: Ben Hope

Date walked: 15/05/2019

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13.3km

Ascent: 1047m

This was my second consecutive (fairly easy) day in gorgeous weather in Sutherland. Having lost our way in low cloud many years ago, this was the chance to finally get to the top of Ben Hope. The pictures tell most of the story of a beautiful day, but here are a few points of note:

1. Wildfires were still burning away to the NE in Caithness. Later turned out that over 5,000 acres had been burned before rain saved the day.

2. View from top included Durness, Melness and Tongue.

3. Met two folk (Yvonne and Owen) on the summit, who are friends of my sister in Cambridge and who I have previously met only once - about 35 years ago! Bizarre.

4. I highly recommend either ascending (or preferably descending) by the route to the south along the edge of the escarpment above Strath More to Alltnacaillich farm. The path certainly hugs the edge at times and gives great views. It does mean coming back along the road but of course there was virtually no traffic. It also means that you get to see the wonderful waterfall above the farm and avoid descending by the eroded and tiresome path up beside the burn from the main parking area.

5. I took much longer to get round the circuit than I could have done but it's essential to take time to enjoy such a lovely day in such a beautiful part of the world.

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Ben Klibreck in Sun and Smoke

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Klibreck
Date walked: 14/05/2019
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 1126m
Comments: 1
Views: 997

Seana Bhraigh and its Neighbour

Attachment(s) Munros: Eididh nan Clach Geala, Seana Bhràigh
Date walked: 19/08/2018
Distance: 30.5km
Ascent: 1235m
Comments: 1
Views: 1637

Cycling from Dalwhinnie to Culra

Attachment(s) Date walked: 04/08/2018
Comments: 4
Views: 2855

Ben Alder circuit in normal Scottish summer conditions!

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Bheoil, Ben Alder
Date walked: 04/08/2018
Distance: 50.5km
Ascent: 1080m
Comments: 1
Views: 1659

So Much More than the Walk!

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn na Lap
Date walked: 26/07/2018
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 532m
Views: 1063

Longer Route from Rannoch Station - Worthwhile!

Attachment(s) Munros: Càrn Dearg (Corrour), Sgòr Gaibhre
Date walked: 19/07/2018
Distance: 32.2km
Ascent: 990m
Comments: 5
Views: 1825

Phew - missed the fabled bogs!

Munros: Beinn a' Chaorainn (Cairngorms), Beinn Bhreac
Date walked: 03/06/2017
Views: 1345

What Took Us So Long?

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Munros: Beinn Chabhair
Date walked: 14/05/2017
Views: 278


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