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3: Carned y Gribeau and broken bridges.:

9°C. fog and no wind, no change from yesterday. Wild-camp-> end: Woke to more fog and the sound of grouse. The night was utterly silent apart from the gurgling of the spring. Occasional soft drizzle and the odd waft in … Continue reading

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Hill and Moorland:3 (result).

6~ 8°C, light W. Sunny with only 1 shower. it seemed to go well on the hill today. No mistakes and additional skills were cleared easily. The kit check was fine, I even showed off my water filter. The tension … 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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Falls of Glomach,

13°C, SW breeze that brought heavy rain later. Rainy day walk; it’s quite logical to use a wet day to walk low level to waterfall. This one is supposed to be the highest single drop in Scotland.The walk starts after … Continue reading

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Part 2: Maol Chean-dearg, 933m.

Rain cleared before dawn. 12°C, building breeze. Woke before 6 and fixed breakfast. Re-packing the bag took a while but I made time for sweeping out the bothy. My sleep in the night was good but had a strange interruption. … Continue reading

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Part 1: Sgurr Rhuadh, 966m.

Bright sun and stiff breeze to start. Ended with rain set-in and building wind. 12C, I lie alone in a bothy with roaring wind outside. Here’s what I have done: Sgurr Rhuadh, a fairly remote munro that requires a long … Continue reading

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Beinn Alligin.

13°C, milky overcast and zero wind. 2 munros, Sgurr Mor, 986m, and  Tom na Gruagaich, 922.m. The Horns (Na Rathaoan) is a Corbet. Start 9.00 and back at camp at 19.15 including walk in and out time. The horns of … 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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Under a tarp.

11°C, brisk W. Just below cloud base. Searched for hours for somewhere to bed down. Now I’m on the Bwlch between Yr Aran and an unnamed hill to the east. Altitude about 500m. Inside the bivvy is warm and the … Continue reading

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Arenig bothy.

11°C, sunny and calm. Return with a vague idea to walk to the bothy in the Arenig range. Called in the hiking shops in Betws-y-Coed first. That took more time than it should but I did get some good stuff- … Continue reading

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