Monthly Archives: May 2016

Three peaks 1: Ben Nevis.

14°C, moderate NNW breeze. Sunny. Straightforward climb to the top in perfect conditions. The top was busy, but not excessively crowded in my opinion. Some snow fields remain and the cornices were still large. An air rescue helicopter maneuvered below … Continue reading

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Sgurr Dearg and the In-Pinn.

15°C, light NNW breeze and clear, dry conditions. Chose a fairly short route up from Glen Brittle. Ian knew we’d find other groups up on the ridge waiting to climb the Pinn. He suggested that I climb in my approach … Continue reading

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Mountaineering, Skye

12°C, NE light breeze, lifting cloud. Today, we felt like proper mountaineers, not just hill walkers. Ian, the mountain guide we hired was brilliant. To made two munros, after ascending through An Dorus, a straightforward, if steep ascent. First, the … Continue reading

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The Ship

Brian Eno: The Ship, double LP. The record player is working again. No fix from me, it’s an intermittent fault. I suspect a poor connection to the motor. It uses a 2 phase regulated supply from a built in circuit … Continue reading

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Javelin.

12°C, dry bright and light wind. I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 25.42km, time: 01:18:02, pace: 3:04min/km, speed: 19.54km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1489635909 Before riding home today, I took part in an athletics session. Specifically, I went to try javelin. Along with archery, I … Continue reading

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Wild camp, d2.

12°C, bright and fresh morning. Woke at 6. It’s bright and dry. The geese are getting territorial on the lake. Two more arrived while I ate breakfast and the incumbents fought them off. It’s dry enough to reorganise my bag, … Continue reading

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Llyn Morwynon. Wild camp.

12°C, brighter and some cloud descending. Light breeze. What has happened to Cwm Bwycam campsite. The portaloos have gone, and the signs. Walk around the field and there’s no sign of tents in the grass. Nothing. It’s sad to see … Continue reading

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Snowdon, and a cuppa.

11°C, rain easing, but when you start to relax, down it comes. Up early, woken by cuckoos. Put the tent away while slightly drier, but it’s still drenched. The car tyre is flat after last night’s re-inflation. It didn’t hold. … Continue reading

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Crafllyn site: Rhyd Ddu

16°C, clouding over. Rain in the west. Heading for Snowden. Left work early and aiming for a camp in the village. The plan is to meet Chris and Em in the early morning to climb Snowdon. We’re taking a route … Continue reading

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Looks like summer, but it’s cold.

I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 84.86km, time: 03:18:54, pace: 2:21min/km, speed: 25.60km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1474829699 That’s 52 miles to you. A field in Dalton, where an intimidating sign warned off trespassers. Looking left, the eye is drawn to the door of … Continue reading

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