The Munro Files

The Munros probably don't need any introduction, but just in case... The Munros are a list of mountains in Scotland that are 3,000ft or over, catalogued by Sir Hugh Munro and published in 1891. There are currently 282 Munros and the pursuit of 'compleating' the Munros has become very popular over the last few decades …

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A Wild Camp on A’Mhaighdean

Even though it was nearly three years ago, I remember the slog up A'Mhaighdean from Pollan na Muice with tired legs, like it was yesterday. It was worth the effort to see one of the most impressive summit vistas I've ever witnessed. My eyes were drawn in all directions, what to photograph first? A'Mhaighdean is …

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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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Life after the Munros and the bagging epiphany.

I recently read Ed Byrne's piece 'Confessions of a Munro-bagger' and having compleated the Munros myself, I found myself¬†nodding and smiling in agreement. But the dust has long since settled on my¬†Munro compleation¬†on a¬†cold, damp Ciste¬†Dhubh¬†back in¬†September 2014. I have since found myself naturally¬†moving onto the Corbetts, but something wasn't quite right, I couldn't put …

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