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Blogs for 2016
Early Winter Arrival
Howgill Fells
Blue (sky) Monday
Remote way to Ben Nevis from Steall Falls
Beinn Achaladair ridge
Beinn a'Chreachain, Meall Buidhe, Beinn Achaladair & Beinn an Dothaidh
Ben Cruachan Ridge
Classic ridge. Route was 18Km with over 2,000m of ascent
Exploring unnamed (Munro height) spot height
Located near Aonach Mor
Sunny and windy in Mamores
Sgor Eilde Beag and Na Gruagaichean
Busy Ben
... but great views
Glen Nevis to Kinlochleven
Trip into Mamores
Welsh 3000s
Mainly wet
Refuge de Bostan to Refuge de Folly via Col de Bostan
Part of Tour des Dents Blanches
Refuge de Bostan
Short trip before staying 2 nights and moving on
Refuge de Folly and Lac des Chambres
Walk from Samoens
Samoens to Chalet de Gers
Via Col Pelouse
Ben's Neighbours
Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor
Ben Nevis via CMD Arete
Dry rocks on a wettish day
UNICEF Fund Raisers
Ben Nevis Ascent
Central Welsh 3000s
Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen
North east Welsh 3000s
Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach and Aber Falls
Start at 3am to end 3
3am start for Ben Nevis at end of 3 Peaks Challenge
A wander around the Mamores
Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean
Up the Ben
Hot sunny day
Misty day near Loch Lochy
Meall na Teanga and Meall Dubh
Steall(ing) some views
Ring of Steall in Mamores
Gunning up top of Scotland
Royal Regiment of Artillery taking baton to summit of Ben Nevis
The Wee Herdsman
Buachaille Etive Beag
Afternoon walk from Glencoe village
Sgorr na Ciche (Pap of Glencoe) and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh
Wander around Mamores
Na Gruagaichean, Binnein Mor, Sgor Eilde Beag, Sgurr Eilde Mor
Great weather for Ben Nevis
A second time with great weather
Time to visit Mamores
After looking at the Mamores from Ben Nevis for several days
Finally views from Ben Nevis
Clear weather after 8 previous ascents
Ben Again
The third of three overcast, zero visibility days
Ben Nevis from Youth Hostel
The second of three overcast, zero visibility days
Ben Nevis
The first of three overcast, zero visibility days
Easter Weekend in Winter
Twice up the Ben, different days, different weather
Views on the way to work
Proving it's not always bad weather in Scotland
Great winter weather in Glenshee
Glas Maol and Cairn of Claise
Poland: Last day of walking, great weather, great ridge
Starorobocianski Wierch and Konczysty Wierch
Dolinie Pieciu Stawow Polskich hut to Hali Ornak hut
Over 30Km, 12 hour day
Murowaniec Hali Gasienicowej hut to Dolinie Pieciu Stawow Polskich hut
Slow progress in deep snow
Gorski Kalatowki hotel to Murowaniec Hali Gasienicowej hut
Short day in comparison to previous days long trail
Long walk taking in Ciemniak summit
11 hours, starting from Koscielisko village, ending Gorski Kalatowki
Pentlands Single Speeding
Test ride after changing bike back to single speed
Hammer Time in the Snowy Scottish Borders
Broughton Place, circling north above and then going up Hammer Head