Munro with cancer #122 and #123 – a tale of midges and tourists

14:00 – Meall a Bhùiridh (M045), 3635ft, 1108m

15:00 – Creise (M050), 3609ft, 1100m

16:00 – Meall a Bhùiridh (again)

I should have known from recent visits to Glen Coe that 12:30 in the afternoon of the busiest Sunday in August would not be the best time to find somewhere to park before climbing Buachaille Etive Beag. Continue reading “Munro with cancer #122 and #123 – a tale of midges and tourists”

Munro with cancer #110 and #111 and Stob Coire nan Lochan

15:00 – Stob Coire Sgreamhach (M065), 3517ft, 1072m

16:00 – Bidean nam Bian (M023), 3773ft, 1150m

17:00 – Stob Coire nan Lochan, 3658ft, 1115m

Stob Coire nan Lochan is not classified as a separate Munro summit. But it should be. Continue reading “Munro with cancer #110 and #111 and Stob Coire nan Lochan”

My favourite mountain

Ever since I first climbed to the top of Braeriach at midsummer in 1986, it has been my favourite mountain. The views of it from Speyside are fascinating. It seems to look down on the flat forests and pastures of Speyside like a wise old man with many faces, whose expressions are determined by the weather and the extent of snow in the northern corries. Continue reading “My favourite mountain”