“Autumn on the way” day 5

•October 23, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Kinlochleven to Fort william 14mls of relatively easy walking to finish, as a solo hiker I personally find spring & autumn on the west highland way most enjoyable.           

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“Autumn on the way” day 4

•October 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

 

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 Loch tulla to Kinlochleven 15-18mls, after another cold blustery night with strong winds from the west, the Rannoch moor looked rather splendid in full autumn colour. Continue reading ‘“Autumn on the way” day 4’

“Autumn on the way” day3

•October 18, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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      Beinglas campsite to loch tulla 20+mls, this section of the way can be breathtaking with stunning view’s of Ben More, Stob Binnein & Ben Lui, with heavy rain overnight & a drop in temperature, conditions on the way are especially damp. This can be challenging for backpackers with sodden gear. Continue reading ‘“Autumn on the way” day3’

“Autumn on the way” day 2

•October 17, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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 The first day was 22mls from Milngavie to Milarrochy campsite , I personally find a very warm welcome & excellent facilities at this site. The second day was also 20+mls up to Beinglas campsite, with the weather conditions only light rain & no midges the trekking was enjoyable.   

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“Autumn on the way” day 1

•October 15, 2009 • 4 Comments

DSCN1053“starting point” Continue reading ‘“Autumn on the way” day 1’

“Autumn on the way”

•October 15, 2009 • Leave a Comment

DrymenHi folks, back again with another trip up the west highland way, this time in early October. Last year I completed the way in early spring with a glorious warm day at Fort William to finish, so with that still fresh in the memory I departed Milngavie last sunday morning wondering what I would encounter on the way.

 

“Birthday Boy” 2 years of age………

•March 26, 2009 • 3 Comments

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“Ben Vorlich & Stuc a’ Chroin” loch earn

•March 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

 Ben Vorlich (3231ft) & Stac a Chroin (3198ft) to the south of  loch earn can be very popular peaks, although extremely southern both munros offer a challenging climb.Ben Vorlich is a steep climb with huge scree slopes over looking Meall nan Fearna & Beinn Domhnuill as you ascend to the summit. The views from the top can be stunning in good visibility with the lawers range to the north. By crossing the Bealach an Dubh Choirein to Stac a Chroin the northern buttress is a scramble over boulders & loose scree with several paths leading to the summit ridge.  Continue reading ‘“Ben Vorlich & Stuc a’ Chroin” loch earn’

“Beinn Bhuidhe & Stac a’ Chuirn”

•March 19, 2009 • 2 Comments

Beinn Bhuidhe (3110ft) to the north of loch fyne lies the most isolated peak in the cowal & arrochar alps range. The munro is accessable from glen shira or via glen fyne, best to leave until clear weather is forecasted for navigation & breathtaking views over loch fyne & loch awe to the nwest. Continue reading ‘“Beinn Bhuidhe & Stac a’ Chuirn”’

“Ben Vorlich, Loch Lomond”

•March 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Ben Vorlich (3093ft) a munro offering superb views over loch sloy, loch lomond & surrounding mountains. Ben Vane, Ben Narnain & Ben Ime the highest munro at (3316ft) in the Arrochar alps. Continue reading ‘“Ben Vorlich, Loch Lomond”’