The Raasay Trail

Kevin and I had planned to do a section of the Cape Wrath Trail over the Easter break. But the weather forecasters were predicting Beast from the East III and as each day passed the forecast changed. With the uncertainty we opted to change our plans and thankfully I had an idea up my sleeve. …

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Little effort, big views – Beinn a’Chrulaiste

Storm Caroline had passed the UK leaving a fresh dumping of snow across much of the country and as the storm subsided it left some fine, settled cold weather. Stephen, Kevin and I were trying to decide where to go in our WhatsApp group chat, when I seen a video clip from the summit of …

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A Ridge Too Far – A Winter Epic!

Back in February 2011 I learnt a valuable lesson. Phil and I totally underestimated two classic Munros in the Mamores. Relatively inexperienced, we also overestimated our own winter mountain skills. Either one of us could have been carried out by Mountain Rescue, injured or worse still. Dave who accompanied us was far more experienced, he must have wondered how …

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