Tag Archives: Scotland

Mark Cottage – Bothy Bagging

Mark Bothy; a ‘luxurious’ bothy dwelling, situated on the banks of Loch Long. Weather was too good to sit amongst the 4 sooty walls and a brazier on the picturesque banks called from outside… Continue reading

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Schiehallion, Round Two…

It wasn’t too long before we rose above the cloud and my much-coveted inversion was revealed in all its mystical glory, it’s sole purpose seemed to be a soft landing for the sunrise should it fall. As far as the eye could see, cloud delicately embraced the land below, effortlessly keeping the mountain tops hidden to ground-bound folks. The wind was still. There was peace all around Continue reading

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The Hidden Valley – Glen Coe

For a blogger it’s weird to say ‘there are no words to describe this experience’ it really needs to be seen to be believed… Continue reading

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Finnich Glen aka Devil’s Pulpit

A beautiful place even in the cloudiest of weather, so moody and evocative. It started to rain slightly which added to the ambiance. Continue reading

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Buachaille Etive Mor

I see the majestic Buachaille Etive Mor and I shriek a little. My companions offer a sympathetic smile and I realise I don’t know either well enough to show my true psycho-on-the-hill colours yet. I best calm down… Continue reading

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Why I Climb…

I was fascinated by a mysterious volcanic form I could see from my childhood garden. I was aware it was something called ‘Ben Lomond…’ Continue reading

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The Unpronounceables…

We had ran out of hills we could pronounce and couldn’t delay any longer: we had to start ‘The Unpronounceables’. Continue reading

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