The Final Munros

I climbed my 224th Munro at the beginning of the year, on the final day of the annual JOK winter trip to the Highlands. Poor weather conditions and a lack of unclimbed Munros for me in the area (Lochaber) meant that there was only one new one climbed during the trip. The map shows I… Continue reading The Final Munros

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The Munros: 1 – Ben Vorlich

This is the first in an occasional series of chronological posts about Munros that I have climbed. I have so far climbed 206 of the 284-odd Munros – these are mountains in Scotland that are at least 3000 feet (914m) high, with a distinct (but, curiously, not defined) drop between each one and the next.… Continue reading The Munros: 1 – Ben Vorlich

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Montrose to Mount Keen – Journey to Munro #200

A week up in Scotland, with my road bike, and settled weather, was the ideal chance to pick off some slightly more inaccessible Munros. Mount Keen is the most easterly of all the Munros, and well isolated from the other multi-Munro ranges around Glensheet and Cairngorm. It’s firmly in the middle of the Angus glens… Continue reading Montrose to Mount Keen – Journey to Munro #200

A Day in the Mountains

One day last February, I stepped out of work and onto a sleeper train up to the Scottish Highlands with a friend, did a day’s hillwalking from Corrour, an outstandingly remote place, then got the evening train down and the sleeper back to London, rolling back into the office at an unusually early (for me)… Continue reading A Day in the Mountains

Hogmanay in Torridon

I had an unusual Hogmanay this year – up in Torridon with JOK. We stayed in Kinlochewe, by Loch Maree, and celebrated New Year itself at the Kinlochewe Hotel. It turns out that quite a few JOKers are closet Munro-baggers. It was great to get out on the hills and climb some Munros, my first… Continue reading Hogmanay in Torridon