Another Big Walk in the Cairngorms: Glen Ey Munros

No prizes for guessing where I ended up for another overnight hillwalking adventure! I have plenty of big epic walks up my sleeve for when conditions are right and I hoped to tick off one of these during May, but the weather gods had other ideas. The weather had been pretty grey and miserable for…

A Landmark Day: Reaching a Century on the Drumochter Munros

An important milestone during my Munro-Bagging exploits was reached on a day out on the Drumochter Munros – south of Dalwhinnie – with Sarah on a day with a mixed bag of weather. As these were fairly rounded hills giving easy going, we’d decided to tackle the 4 western Munros in one go, making use…

The Affric Kintail Way in 3 Days

After 2 cancelled trips in 2020 and 2021 (surprisingly enough due to the pandemic), Sarah and I finally managed to complete the Affric Kintail Way. This was her first taste of multi-day hiking and was the ideal length for a long weekend, rather than having to take lots of time off work. We opted to…

A Tale of Two Lairigs: Backpacking in the Cairngorms

With winter coming to an end and conditions slowly shifting towards spring in the mountains, Easter has always been a time that my dad and I enjoy getting out and about in the hills. We had completed the West Highland Way and East Highland Way at a similar time in previous years, but with a…

A Solo Trip to Remember (part 3): Beinn a’Ghlo

The last night of my trip away had me staying in Blair Atholl, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to tick off Beinn a’Ghlo, a range with 3 close-knit Munros that give some wonderful views and a great feeling of remoteness. I was sad to be heading home after my last day’s…

A Solo Trip to Remember (part 1): An Overnight in Lochaber

With a half decent spell of weather coming up, I was keen to capitalise on some annual leave that needed used up. With Sarah in Spain for the week, I decided on a few days of hill walking to catch the last of the winter and work my way towards my 100th Munro which wasn’t…

One of Two Will Do: Miserable Weather in the Great Glen

As part of any trip away, Sarah and I always like to try and fit in a hill walk. In fairness, we’ve been extremely lucky with the weather on almost all of our trips so far and have normally managed at least one day in the hills. We were spending a few days in Fort…

A Hill At Last: Beinn Challuim

After an ankle sprain in November 2021 – which meant missing some absolutely awesome weather at points in December – I had been desperate to get back out in the hills and enjoy some winter conditions for the first time since the pandemic. My ankle was getting better and a cracking spell of weather over…

A New Route in Familiar Surroundings: The Bastion Ridge

A reasonable weather window gave me an opportunity for a quick hill walk. With little time to organise, I decided on a trip across to Arran. I have been up Arran’s 4 Corbetts many times over the years and there aren’t many parts of Arran’s high hills I haven’t been, but I felt it was…

Another Perthshire Outing: Coire nan Cat Circuit

With the usual uncertain Autumn weather in Scotland, it’s pretty difficult to refuse any good-weather opportunities in the hills. Thankfully the planets aligned and allowed Sarah and I one last hill day before some really rotten weather arrived. Sarah’s fond of Perthshire, so we returned to an area we visited earlier in the year and…

Exploring Aberdeenshire: Mixed Emotions on The Deeside Trail

After an excellent trip last year on my bike around the Cairngorms and a successful Rob Roy Way attempt in a day in May, I was keen to organise another biking adventure. I’d considered a number of home-made and known trails and routes, but eventually settled on the Deeside Trail, a 140-mile circular route taking…