Ben More Coigach!

My partner Nicola entered us both in the competition to be one of the lucky 50,000 people to cross the new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth and lo and behold, we were one of the lucky couples to be chosen. Nicola went through to the kitchen to mark the occasion on our calendar, only to …

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Bike and hike to Faindouran bothy

Kevin and I had earmarked the August bank holiday weekend for a wild camping trip, neither of us had been under canvas since our Fisherfield trip back in May. As the weekend drew closer a colleague of mine announced he was having his leaving do on the Friday we planned to travel. I couldn't miss his night out, he was a popular guy …

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A Ridge Too Far – A Winter Epic!

Back in February 2011 I learnt a valuable lesson. Phil and I totally underestimated two classic Munros in the Mamores. Relatively inexperienced, we also overestimated our own winter mountain skills. Either one of us could have been carried out by Mountain Rescue, injured or worse still. Dave who accompanied us was far more experienced, he must have wondered how …

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