Category Archives: Quality Mountain day

Carneddau ring:2

–8°C start, then warmth came through steadily. Mostly sunny once hill fog burnt off. A very long day’s walk, it turned out later. A cold night: g knew it would get cold, it reached -8°C by about 4am. I piled … Continue reading

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Carneddau ring: 1

6°C start sunny patches. No wind. Hiking in semi-winter conditions. The theme here is ‘no planning’. My first idea for a start was changed because of a closed road. There map a cross country running event that forced closures. Other … Continue reading

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Berwyn ridge.

7°C, brisk NW, hill fog above 600m, mostly dry and cold. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 14.61km, time: 08:39:00, pace: 35:31min/km, speed: 1.69km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/264441241​ I don’t recall hiking in December before. it’s not too cold yet, though the wind-chill was … Continue reading

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Streap, a Corbett.

10°C, rain most of the day. Milky mist with some patches of sun. Corryhully bothy is ideal for this route. In effect, I went straight out this morning onto the hill. Nevertheless, two hours went by before I reached the … Continue reading

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The Mamores from Kinlochleven.

12°C, dry white cloud to start, rain after about 3pm. Walk along The West Highlands Way for a short while before taking a wet turning north. Onto a bealach that connects two of the horseshoe’s summits. The route up the … Continue reading

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Sgorr Dearg, 1024m

13°C, brisk SW Bringing showers late afternoon. Part of the Ballachulish horseshoe. Met a group of guys from around north Manchester getting ready for a walk. I asked where they were going to go. They showed me on a route … Continue reading

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A Muvrella

30°C, light wind, 0 cloud. mountain day in the Corsican mountains. starting from Refuge de Bonifatio. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.88km, time: 14:28:00, pace: 51:25min/km, speed: 1.17km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2365889798 Anyway, the mountain. Every mountain has a character. This one has tricky … Continue reading

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Scrambling on Tryfan.

19°C, warm and muggy, then thunderstorms. Very heavy rain all afternoon. I hiked and scrambled up Tryfan with MapMyRide+! Distance: 4.90km, time: 05:40:00, pace: 69:23min/km, speed: 0.86km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2341404458​ Tryfan’s north ridge was the aim for the day. The route was … Continue reading

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Brecon Beacons (day 2).

14°C, rain all day. Some heavy. late start with much to do in the morning.  It turned into a QMD. I stopped the clock at 6h 50m.when I got back to the minibus. late finish but not as bad as … Continue reading

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Rhynogydd walk-out

Dense hill fog to start 11°C. Later nice sunshine with a chilly wind. Woke at 7am, all nice and warm in the bag. I didn’t want t get up, especially now that thick hill fog had set in. After a … Continue reading

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