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Elated to be out in such amazing conditions.

A classic winters day on the Tarmachan Ridge

Another sunny day, another winter adventure in the mountains of Scotland. This time we were heading for the Tarmachan Ridge. After doing three walks in four days the previous week in fantastic winter conditions…


Brocken spectres on my 100th Munro

It was back in early 2011, when out mountain biking with my dad in Arrochar, that I was first drawn to the majesty of the Munros and the idea of hillwalking. I never thought at the time that it would grip me so much…


The Black Mount double

After years and years of asking me to go up the hills with him when I was a boy, my father and I finally managed to climb a couple of Munros together. Being the old and experienced hillwalker, I let Billy choose where we'd go and Stob Ghabhar was the choice…


The Glen Falloch experience

After last week’s epic adventure up and around Ben Lui, I thought I'd go for something a bit easier and shorter this time round. So I set my sights on either An Caisteal & Beinn a'Chroin or Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean from the layby where the River Falloch meets the A82…


Triple my tally on the Ben Lui foursome

I'm quickly adding some notches to the old Munro tally now! I joked about doubling or tripling my tally last week but I really fancied doing these four the more I looked into it. Initially I was going to do just Ben Lui…


Double my tally on Ben Vane

Having done my first Munro in April, I eventually got round to doing my second today. Chose the smallest of all the Munros thinking it would be fairly easy but this Ben Vane is a steep wee hill. Unfortunately, just like the last two weeks I've been out, there was a lot of low cloud…


Beinn Narnain – First Munro!

So I conquered my first Munro this week which should have been a joyful experience but turned out the complete opposite! A disaster to say the least. Two days before, I was up the Kilpatrick Hills doing some mountain biking and basically wrecked my bad knee when landing a jump…