Aviemore and Cairn Gorm

Cairn Gorm summit

I had a long weekend away with mates, staying in Aviemore. The trip (as usual) saw various combinations of us walking Munros and ridges of differing difficulty and conditions. My ‘main walk’ was up a snowy Cairn Gorm with friend Roger, which was slow going for me with an ongoing painful Achilles tendon issue. I had some very effective physio … read more >

Glen Coe in the snow

Glen Coe West Highland Way walk

Glen Coe In The Snow had a nice ring as a post title, thankfully there was indeed lying snow, albeit from about 500m. Which is almost inevitable, given that it was the second weekend of January. This was, I think, the third time I have stayed in Glen Coe, enjoying a long weekend of walking, scrambling (for some), communal meals and whisky-fuelled banter.

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Mountains and moments – a Glen Coe trip

Glen Coe Scottish Highlands

I had an early new year trip up to Glen Coe with a bunch of mates,  a long weekend of walking and socialising in the Scottish hills. Dry January was not on the agenda. I’ve spent some time in Glen Coe before – walking up Buachaille Etive Mor – but that was more of a quick jaunt than a ‘trip’. On other occasions my experience of the glen has been even shorter: at speed, mediated by the windscreen of a car.

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