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Beinn Tharsuinn from Strathrory

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Beinn Tharsuinn (Ardross)
Date walked: 28/03/2021
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 605m
Views: 13


Carn na h-Easgainn

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Grahams: Càrn na h-Easgainn
Date walked: 27/03/2021
Distance: 7km
Ascent: 320m
Views: 14


A Strathconon saunter up Meall na Faochaig

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Meall na Faochaig
Date walked: 21/03/2021
Distance: 7km
Ascent: 550m
Views: 14


A swim through the heather: Meall an Tarsaid

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Meall an Tarsaid
Date walked: 20/03/2021
Distance: 3.5km
Ascent: 320m
Views: 13


A couple of quick ones from the Struie road

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Cnoc Corr Guinie, Struie
Date walked: 14/03/2021
Distance: 9.5km
Ascent: 410m
Views: 10

Stac na Cathaig between the showers

Sub 2000s: Stac na Cathaig

Date walked: 13/03/2021

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 4.5km

Ascent: 210m

Sub 2k Marilyns: Stac na Cathaig.
Date: 13/03/2021.
Distance: 4.5 km.
Ascent: 210m.
Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
Weather: Breezy but with sunshine between showers (all showers missed).

A short afternoon out for some fresh air. I had suggested Stac Gorm, but have been up the adjacent Stac na Cathaig far fewer times (probably as it is much more heather-clad). However Jackie had found an easy, tussock and heather-free route up here a couple of years ago, so we decided to do that for a change. The rain tipped down on the 15 minute drive to Loch Ruthven, and we delayed starting the walk until it had let up a bit. When it was finally down to a light drizzle, went for it.


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Parked up near Tullich

2 hours ago in Inverness it had been warm and sunny, but up here the breeze sliced through us. Fortunately after we had been walking up the track towards Loch a' Choire for 20 minutes or so, the clouds cleared away. Taking a right fork, we continued to a gate, on the far side of which there was a tight squeeze up the side of the deer fence through the trees. Despite being a bit hemmed in by branches, this was only a little wet and easy going underfoot. This soon joined a more open forest ride which took us to the treeline.

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Stac Gorm

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Break in the trees

From the top of the trees the summit was close by, with even a faint path visible in parts through the heather. There were intermittent bits of bare rock slab to walk over too, making the going pretty easy. I'm not sure how I have managed to mess up my approaches to this hill in the past - probably too busy looking for aesthetically pleasing routes on the map!

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Carn a Bhodaich, with Beinn a Bhach Ard beyond

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Inverness and the Black Isle

From the first summit, a second bump to the NE seemed higher, so we went over to that.

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Creag nan Clag and Meall Fuar Mhonaidh

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Loch Duntelchaig and Loch Ashie

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Loch a Chlachain and Strathnairn

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Beinn a' Bhach Ard

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Summit of Stac na Cathaig

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South towards Stratherrick

We could see more rain moving in from the SW, so we decided to retreat without hanging about, contouring the initial summit on the western flank. Before long we were back in the trees but it looked like the rain had missed us anyway. We stopped for a short break before following the fenceline back through the trees to the track.

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Stac Gorm

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Loch a Choire

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Stac Gorm and Loch Ruthven

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Carn Glac an Eich

All was nice at the car, but within 5 minutes of setting off home, we were hit by a massive downpour of hailstones. A walk well stolen!

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Spring is in the air: Glen Strathfarrar

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Meall Innis an Loichel
Date walked: 27/02/2021
Distance: 1.5km
Ascent: 140m
Views: 39


Meall na h-Eilrig from Drumnadrochit

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Meall na h-Eilrig
Date walked: 21/02/2021
Distance: 11.5km
Ascent: 480m
Views: 36


Dunain Hill

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 14/02/2021
Distance: 14.5km
Ascent: 350m
Views: 36


Cycling to Tom Bailgeann again

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Tom Bailgeann
Date walked: 10/02/2021
Distance: 3km
Ascent: 220m
Views: 33

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Location: Glasgow/Inverness
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Interests: Walking, Scrambling, Cycling, Mountain Biking
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Corbett rounds: 1
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Munros: 282
Corbetts: 222
Grahams: 219
Donalds: 74
Wainwrights: 122
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2021

Trips: 17
Distance: 138 km
Ascent: 6525m
Grahams: 6
Sub2000s: 9

2020

Trips: 73
Distance: 840.25 km
Ascent: 43115m
Munros: 9
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 21
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 41
Hewitts: 15
Wainwrights 23

2019

Trips: 72
Distance: 1114 km
Ascent: 66725m
Munros: 23
Corbetts: 19
Grahams: 17
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 43
Hewitts: 12
Wainwrights 2

2018

Trips: 74
Distance: 1529 km
Ascent: 85110m
Munros: 20
Corbetts: 29
Grahams: 21
Donalds: 28
Sub2000s: 41
Hewitts: 51
Wainwrights 20

2017

Trips: 59
Distance: 1009.8 km
Ascent: 54765m
Munros: 27
Corbetts: 11
Grahams: 9
Sub2000s: 36
Hewitts: 23
Wainwrights 9

2016

Trips: 55
Distance: 1132.8 km
Ascent: 59985m
Munros: 18
Corbetts: 20
Grahams: 20
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 33

2015

Trips: 50
Distance: 1009 km
Ascent: 58815m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 18
Grahams: 35
Donalds: 5
Sub2000s: 26

2014

Trips: 52
Distance: 1143 km
Ascent: 56245m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 23
Grahams: 43
Donalds: 33
Sub2000s: 23

2013

Trips: 45
Distance: 1121.2 km
Ascent: 52310m
Munros: 9
Corbetts: 23
Grahams: 36
Sub2000s: 26

2012

Trips: 61
Distance: 1911.9 km
Ascent: 64050m
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 16
Sub2000s: 19
Hewitts: 96
Wainwrights 16

2011

Trips: 49
Distance: 867.2 km
Ascent: 45165m
Munros: 5
Corbetts: 21
Grahams: 31
Sub2000s: 11
Hewitts: 18

2010

Trips: 45
Distance: 987.3 km
Ascent: 49290m
Munros: 7
Corbetts: 33
Grahams: 32
Sub2000s: 10
Hewitts: 4

2009

Trips: 43
Distance: 741 km
Ascent: 35725m
Munros: 8
Corbetts: 35
Grahams: 14
Sub2000s: 5
Hewitts: 1

2008

Trips: 47
Distance: 540.5 km
Ascent: 37865m
Munros: 15
Corbetts: 22
Grahams: 18
Donalds: 3
Sub2000s: 6

2007

Trips: 40
Distance: 471.5 km
Ascent: 30550m
Munros: 22
Corbetts: 19
Grahams: 7
Donalds: 3
Sub2000s: 4

2006

Trips: 36
Distance: 472 km
Ascent: 32785m
Munros: 39
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 4
Hewitts: 1

2005

Trips: 29
Distance: 464 km
Ascent: 27635m
Munros: 29
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2
Hewitts: 5
Wainwrights 8

2004

Trips: 43
Distance: 839.4 km
Ascent: 47975m
Munros: 60
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 1

2003

Trips: 45
Distance: 798 km
Ascent: 51905m
Munros: 68
Corbetts: 5
Hewitts: 5

2002

Trips: 47
Distance: 634 km
Ascent: 42245m
Munros: 46
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 3
Hewitts: 24

2001

Trips: 61
Distance: 738.5 km
Ascent: 59035m
Munros: 45
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 53
Wainwrights 23

2000

Trips: 51
Distance: 512.5 km
Ascent: 42190m
Munros: 19
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 55
Wainwrights 26

1999

Trips: 47
Distance: 504 km
Ascent: 43786m
Munros: 23
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 48
Wainwrights 4

1998

Trips: 37
Distance: 378 km
Ascent: 33525m
Munros: 12
Hewitts: 46

1997

Trips: 43
Distance: 512.1 km
Ascent: 44205m
Munros: 19
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 2
Hewitts: 63
Wainwrights 6

1996

Trips: 40
Distance: 476.5 km
Ascent: 40740m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 2
Hewitts: 75
Wainwrights 17

1995

Trips: 2


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