Monthly Archives: August 2015

Maol Chean-Dearg orbital.

Improving weather, 14°C, light SW and sky breaking up during. Small summit, Bealach an Rhuadh-Stac, 603m. 7.5 hours walk, probably 12miles. It was only supposed to be a rest day jaunt, maybe 4 hours or so. It turned into seven. … Continue reading

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Ben Eighe, 3 munros.

13°C, 8 at the tops, cloud about 800m, lifting later to showers. Some sunny intervals. Majestic B. Eighe is perhaps less intimidating than other Torridonian peaks, especially Laithach. I started the climb at 10am and made the first summit at … Continue reading

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To Torridon.

13C, low cloud but not much rain. More driving: but yesterday was all driving too. To break it up, I hoped for a walk. AND I found one. It was near Loch Cluanie. There is a fine ridge that puts … Continue reading

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Oban, at the end of the road.

23°C, Clear blue and light wind. Chased north avoiding the rain. Started at 09.15 and got to Oban at 18.00. No rush, it’s good to stopp a few times: one layby in Glen Awe, there is a marked walk in … Continue reading

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GR20, Stage 2.

34°C in the valley, 24 on tops. Epic mountain day. Walked Stage 2 against the flow. Most people start in Calenzana and head south. Mine was a day walk so I didn’t have to consider following stages. The guide book … Continue reading

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Scandola

30°C, light wind and fierce sun. Some humidity. Boat tour to Scandola. It’s a Unesco World Heritage Site. In other words- a nature reserve. Though the sea state was nothing remarkable, quite a few tourists were sea-sick, including some from … Continue reading

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