A blog of our mountain adventures in Scotland, hiking, biking, rock-scrambling and more !

Coulin and Slioch

10-12 March 2018
Three days winter hiking in Scotland's north-west Highlands up Slioch and the Coulin Munros. Richard Kermode was leading....

The weather forecast was for some strong winds on the summit as I met up with Steve, Jimmy and Peter at the arranged carpark along with George the friendly Stag who got up close and persona....

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Navigation for Runners

10-11 March 2018
Weekend navigation event for hill runners held in the Pentlands and on behalf of Scottish Hill Runners Steven Fallon was leading....

It's early March, the ideal time for hill-runners to brush up on navigation skills before the race season starts. Scottish Hill Runners had asked us to put together a weekend event ....

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Winter in the Cairngorms

3-4 March 2018
Hill-bagging while avoiding the 'Beast from the East' ! Richard Kermode was leading....

The beast from the east didn’t quite catch us up in strathspey though many folks travel plans were obviously cancelled. So when Steven let me know Jonathan, Charles and Eli had managed to reach Inverness we made a plan for the....

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Mountains above Glen Shiel

25-26 February 2018
Two days of guided hiking and winter skills on mountains above Glen Shiel John King was leading....

A big thaw early last week was followed by the onset of a much colder easterly airstream with calm and clear conditions. The snow cover on the hills had mostly survived the warmer temperatures, remaining extensive ....

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Winter Skills in the Cairngorms

24-25 February 2018
Winter skills in the Cairngorms, Feb'18 Richard Kermode was leading....

I met up with Mhairi, Carwyn, Chris and Paul in Rothiemurchus on a cool clear morning for a winter skills course. The forecast was for strong winds and otherwise good weather so after a wee intro to winter walking, planning, avalanche forecas....

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Winter Skills in Cairngorms and Orchy

17-18 February 2018
Winter Skills on the Cairngorms and the Orchy mountains with John King and David Buckett leading....

After a week of very stormy weather in the Cairngorms with 80mph winds as low as 600m it was a relief to see a nice forecast for the weekend. Despite a couple of showers pre-dawn, things were shaping up nicely when I met Allan....

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Glenshee Munros

17-18 February 2018
A weekend of winter-walking up the Munros surrounding Glenshee. Steven and Emma were leading....

A snowy weekend in Glenshee ! The forecasted conditions were good, perhaps a bit misty to start, but clearing in the afternoon. Light winds too and lots of snow cover. Sounds perfect for some hiking up high....

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Winter boots !

Some useful advice on boots suitable for hiking on Scotland's mountains in winter.

Probably the most important bits of gear when hiking on Scotland's mountains in winter are your boots. There does however seem to be a bit of vagueness about what type of footwear is appropriate, so, I'm going to try and clarify what type of boots are right for winter mountain-hiking.

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