A Fine Day in Perthshire: Ben Vorlich & Stuc a’Chroin

After a successful trip a few weeks earlier taking in Ben Lui and Beinn a’Chleibh, Sarah and I were keen to get back out and get up some more new mountains. We opted for 2 well known hills in Perthshire – Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin. [June 2019] I always enjoy a drive through the…

Munro Bagging in Argyll: Ben Lui & Beinn a’Chleibh

After some spectacular views on my recent Goatfell summit camp, I was keen to get out and bag some new hills. With some good weather approaching again, I opted for Ben Lui and its neighbour, Beinn a’Chleibh, a round that looked pretty easy and very picturesque. The picturesque bit was definitely true, but I’m not…

The East Highland Way in 5 Days

After an excellent trip on the West Highland Way in April 2017, I was keen to organise another long distance trail. Since my dad and I had walked the West Highland Way and the Speyside Way, the East Highland Way would join the two and mean that we would have walked from Glasgow to Buckie…

A Summer’s Day in Winter: Ben Ledi

A cracking walk with some great views, our ascent of Ben Ledi made for a great wee day in the Trossachs. The day was made even better with a bit of a cloud inversion in the morning as well as abnormally mild conditions for February, turning this into more of a summer’s day than some…

A Fine Winter’s day: Schiehallion

A great winter’s day on Schiehallion, a very popular Munro in Perthshire. Although the weather was calm and reasonably cloudless, the conditions weren’t really “wintery”, with only a small dusting of snow, meaning once again crampons and ice axes were carried but not needed. Still, great conditions made for a brilliant and easy-going day out…

A Cold Day in Galloway: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

A cloudy and cold hill walk in Galloway taking in Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, a hill that I had attempted around a year earlier but had to turn back due to howling winds and Sarah nearly blowing away! Although definitely not any warmer (and with less views than the last attempt), the weather was a little…

Small Hill, Big Views: Conic Hill

After a long few months at uni and a break in the weather, I was fairly desperate to get out and about but didn’t really have the time to organise a big hill trip. Instead, we opted for a short jaunt up Conic Hill – where I hadn’t been since my West Highland Way trip…

Signing Off the Summer: Camping High on Ben Starav

A fantastic way to sign off a great summer of adventure by enjoying a spectacular summit camp on Ben Starav, before taking in Beinn nan Aighenan and Glas Bheinn Mhor. [September 2018] For my last chance at wild camping and Munro-bagging before starting my final year at university, I wanted to try and pick somewhere…

A Spectacular Day in Glen Coe: Creise and Meall a’Bhuiridh

After a great trip to the east of the country to visit Mayar and Dreish, it was time to head west again to visit Glen Coe and head up Creise and Meall a’Bhuiridh, 2 spectacular Munros giving an excellent ridge walk and some stunning views. These were my 30th and 31st Munros. [July 2018] Having…

Hiking in the Heat: Mayar and Driesh

In order to make the most of the amazing weather we had been blessed with in Scotland, Sarah and I decided to take a trip to the Angus glens, an area of Scotland I’d never been to, but one that I was keen to explore to enjoy the different landscapes on offer compared to the…

Munro Bagging in the Mamores

After a couple of successful solo wild camping trips on Arran and a hankering to bag as many Munros as possible this summer, I decided to embark on probably my most ambitious overnight trip yet – a solo wild camp in the Mamores. With some good weather approaching and a free week in an otherwise…