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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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QMD: Cadair Berwyn.

0 to –8°C. April northerly. Mostly clear sky. Full mountain day, after packing up camp, I heard the car rumble by, my colleagues had arrived. We convened a meeting around an outside table to decide which route. Choices ranged from … 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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Snowdon, arrived.

17°C, Clear with light W. Betws-y-Coed: used my DofE discount card to buy some kit. Firstly, an expedition rucksack. After trying on many, I got the Lowe Alpine 65 litre. It seemed to fit the best. Next, a Rab bivvy … Continue reading

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Easter.

11°C, brisk westerly carrying showers. Plans: may be abandoned for this coming week. Abandoned so far: Ride to work on the cross bike and return along canals. Felt ill yesterday. CX ride to Fradley junction. Same. Camping in Wales next … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe and the 3 buttresses

Saturday, endless showers, 14C, strong SW. Bad weather plus a desire to walk my last day means a valley hike. I went around the back of Liathach and snaked around the back of Beinn Eighe. The idea was to visit … Continue reading

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Lochinver.

13C, frequent rain showers. Not too heavy. Visit the harbour, for food, coffee and get a weather forecast. Steadily improving, Thursday will be the best day. There is a good cross-country route to the village and I decided to find … Continue reading

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Camp- Achmelvich

19C sunny white, low cloud.NW wind. After the storm, a respite. The sun is out and wind, dropped. A chance to dry out. I did laundry this morning so all is fresh (including me). The journey brightened up in Assynt … Continue reading

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Tried too much?

19C, showers, some heavy. Break camp at Oban and head towards Glen Coe. The road along Glen Orchy is single-track through Caledonian temperate rainforest. Each tree is decorated with feathery lichens, any rocks were coated in thick velvety moss. These … Continue reading

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New word: bimble.

6~14C, S brisk, clear. Thirty years ago I first set eyes on this mountain. That was a Youth Hosteling trip with my brother on cheap, unreliable bikes. The day we arrived was warm sunshine and we both got sunburnt. The … Continue reading

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