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Beyond Ben Nevis…

Ben Nevis at 4409ft or 1344m is the highest mountain in Scotland and the UK. As a consequence of this the normal tourist route to the summit is busy throughout the summer but there is more to these mountains than … Continue reading

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A Short Hike in the Highlands – Bridge of Orchy to Beinn Dorain

During moments of clear weather as one heads north along the A82 from Tyndrum towards Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, a vast pyramid shaped mountain makes its presence felt ahead towering above the small hamlet of Bridge of Orchy. More often … Continue reading

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An Adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado…

Part 1 – Maroon Lake and Quandary Peak A few years ago I spent some time wandering around the Rocky Mountains of Colorado generally exploring and climbing a few peaks. The picture shows the Maroon Bells from Maroon Lake near … Continue reading

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The Lake District Four Valleys Walk…

For a first outing in the Lakes in some time I decided on this nice circular walk from Wasdale Head around the 4 main valleys of the region that I’d planned earlier in the year as the winter storms raged … Continue reading

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The Mountain and the South Ridge of Snowdon

I have climbed Snowdon many times and in all kinds of weather but I have to say that this fine autumn day at the end of October was one of the best days out I’ve had on the highest peak … Continue reading

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The Twin Peaks of Crianlarich

On Several occasions whilst heading north towards Ben Nevis and Glencoe I have passed the twin peaks of Ben More and Stobinian and decided I must climb them at some stage though It wasn’t until ecently that I put my … Continue reading

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A Ride over Rannoch Moor

The isolation here is so great that I could well wonder whether the world I came from still exists outside of it. The eternal unchanging landscape rolls away in every direction oblivious to my presence. Somewhere on the lower slopes … Continue reading

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