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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Magoo’s Bothy with some added hills

I had booked Friday off work especially for this trip. Kevin and I were meeting Stephen and Lee in Dunkeld for 2:30pm. I was faffing around the house thinking I had loads of time when I suddenly realised I was running late. Me faffing around and busy traffic in Edinburgh and Perth meant we were …

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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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