Posts Tagged ‘munro’

Beinn Sgulaird

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

So, an early start and a bit of a drive to do the first hill of 2009.

It was one of those clear but overcast days – lovely when you’re there but the photos don’t come out so well. I forgot the memory card anyway and I can only fit five photos on the camera’s built-in memory.

Starting at Elleric, we walked a fair old way up Glen Ure (to just over half a kilometre from Airigh nan Lochan) before turning south to an obvious wee top at about four hundred metres. At this point a good (if highly inaccurate) debate started about which hill was which in the Glen Coe/Glen Etive direction. I think they were all Ben Starav at one point or another. ;O]

Almost doubling back on ourselves, we headed up an easy slope towards Stob Gaibhre and opted to go straight up the corrie from there instead of going around the shoulder. It’s a bit of a walk up Glen Ure but you gain a bit of height without a lot of work. It’s a nice way to do the hill.

We took a direct route down to Glen Ure on the descent which was pretty steep and slabby in places but nobody died. At one point I did find myself half-way down a stone chute before realising nobody fancied it and they’d all scattered to find another way down, but it was only the once. It was okay but it cannae be the best way off the hill.

Barely managed to stay awake long enough after dinner to watch half a film and drink most of a can of beer.

Fluffy Clouds and Ben More

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Had to cancel a wee camping trip yesterday fur being seek but felt fine today so went for Ben More. Now, it turns out doing Ben More from Crianlarich is a bit of a slog – start from Inverlochlarig next time methinks – but it was well worth the effort today!

Fluffy cloudy photies. :O]

Beinn Mhanach

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Went for a post-Christmas waddle up Beinn Mhanach with Scott, Steve, Jamie and Elaina yesterday.

Nice weather, sunshine, views, blah, blah. I’m off to the pub.

Here’s the photies.

Sunny Glen Etive

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Just back from a wee trip to do some hills in Glen Etive with Scott. There was a view and that’s the main thing. As usual, it looks warm and peaceful in the photos but it was bloody freezing up there in that wind really. I kid you not. Totally baltic.

A few beers and a feed in the Clachaig rounded the day off beautifully. Try the boar sausage thing if you’re there.

Big Snowy Hills

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Grand day out yesterday on Gleouraich after wild camping in the glen.Looking west over Loch Quoich

As usual, there are some photos.

Tired now. Sleeps.

Edit: Here’s an Ordnance Survey map of that area.