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…

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…

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…

Rounding off a Brilliant Holiday: Bynack More

Our third and final hill walk of a week’s holiday exploring the Scottish Highlands. To round off what had been an excellent week, we decided to head up Bynack More, part of the Northern Cairngorms and my last Munro in the area. The forecast couldn’t have been any better! [Sep ’21] Despite 2 hill days…

Bogs & Clouds: a Morning in the Monadhliath

After the first leg of our September holiday in Appin, we were headed to Aviemore for the final few days of our time away. It would have been rude not to make use of the many hills en route that I hadn’t done yet, so we opted for a short and simple hill walk to…

Return to Glenshee: The Glas Maol Circuit

The second day of myself and Sarah’s hill walking trip, this time in the Cairngorms national park on what was an absolutely scorching day. We opted to continue the multi-Munro theme and bagged the 4 Munros to the east of Glenshee Ski Centre on what was a glorious day for a hill walk. [July ’21]…

More Munros in Perthshire: Glen Lyon 4

A satisfying day out in Glen Lyon, bagging 4 Munros in the popular circuit to the north of the glen. This was the first day of a 2-part adventure for Sarah and I in an effort to make the most of a great spell of weather and tick off some hills. [July ’21] So far,…

A Munro Milestone: Beinn Eunaich & Beinn a’Chochuill

Sarah and I enjoyed a fairly easy circuit of 2 Munros – Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a’Chochuill – in Argyll. We split the journey with a stay in Tyndrum to get an earlier start on the hill and miss some heavy rain that was forecast for later in the day. Thankfully our plan worked and…

A First Taste of Torridon: Beinn Eighe

The week after my epic Kintail adventure, Sarah and I enjoyed a week away in Gairloch. Naturally, we wanted to include some hills as part of our trip and opted for a couple of the Torridon Munros in the form of Beinn Eighe. [June ’21] Thankfully this trip didn’t start with a drive from Ayrshire…