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

East of Etive

25-26 March
East of Etive
A weekend of winter hiking up the Munros east of Glen Etive. John was leading...

Hallelujah! Finally. A high pressure system over Scotland! After a really windy and wet winter, the promise of a fantastic forecast for this weekend was more than welcome...

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Navigation in Perthshire

25 March
Navigation
A day's course learning navigation skills in the hills above Pitlochry and Killiecrankie. Emma was leading...

We began our day in Pitlochry's Scout Hall and after an informative 2 hour indoor session learning about different maps, scales, features...

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West of Etive

24 March 2017
West of Etive
A day hiking up the Munros west of Glen Etive. Steven was leading...

With nervousness, I'd been checking out the forecasts prior to this event. The days swapped around - Thursday looked the best day, then it was Saturday and on the night before, Friday looked cracking ! Sunshine, blue skies and gentle breeze - perfect !...

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Loch Lochy Munros

17 March 2017
Loch Lochy Munros
This winter has been characterised by wind, rain and wet snow, and today was another of the same, apart from the wind being a little kinder at a max. of 30mph, and only then for the briefest of time at our first summit. The low cloud and ceaseless rain was there in abundance however, so I was glad of the chirpy and happy company of Debbie, Lynn, Helen and Emma. It was Emma's...

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Bespoke day in Torridon

15 March 2017
Torridon
A day hiking up some of the mountains in Torridon. John was leading...

A two day trip to Torridon, possibly doing the mighty Liathach and the beautiful Beinn Alligin. Who could resist it? Certainly not me. But wait, what's that...surely not yet another forecast of 'severe.....

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Navigation for hill runners

11-12 March
Winter skills
A weekend running and navigating in the Pentland hills. Olly and Steven were leading, here's Steven's take on the days...

We'd been asked to run a navigation course for Scottish Hill Runners and as you might guess it was aimed at folk running in the hills. So after lots of ...

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Gulvain and Corryhully

11-12 March 2017
Gulvain
A weekend of guided hillwalking to the Munros of Gulvain, Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachean. Emma O'Shea was leading, here's a tale of the days ...

This is a classic West Highland route, approaching from the dramatic Loch Shiel, under the Glenfinnan railway viaduct and along the tarred road to the Corryhully Bothy. Jackie and James were on bikes and were soon ahead of the walking party, we re-grouped at the bothy, one of the...

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Orchy Munros

4-6 March
Orchy Munros
A weekend of winter days on the mountains above Bridge of Orchy. John was leading the first two days and Steven the third day. Here's a tale of the days ...

You can start to feel hard done to y'know, as after a week of friends and colleagues posting pictures of blue skies and pristine snowy vistas...

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