Great Scottish Run (2)

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Last year, I ran in the Great Scottish Run 10k race in Glasgow (see the previous blog posting ‘Great Scottish Run)’ and yesterday I ran in the Great Scottish Run again, this time doing the half-marathon (which was not surprisingly more difficult). My time was about 2 hours 7 minutes – incredible to think that… Read more »

An air wreck site in Assynt

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Last weekend I travelled to Assynt in the far north-west of Scotland to climb the summits of Conival and Ben More Assynt and to look for the remains of an Avro Anson that crashed in the area in 1941. On the saturday evening I walked into the mountains from Inchnadamph and I had blue skies,… Read more »

The West Country and Amsterdam

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At the start of this month, Lesley and I went on a trip to the West Country (Bristol, Bath, Portishead and Clevedon). Then we went to Amsterdam for a few days (second visit for me, see my previous blog posting ‘Amsterdam‘). Lesley has written great blog entries about the trips here and here, so no… Read more »

Mull

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Lesley and I spent last weekend on the island of Mull, staying in Tobermory. On the Saturday I walked up Ben More (whilst Lesley went to the island of Iona), which is the highest summit on the island, and the only munro summit that you need to catch a ferry from the Scottish mainland to… Read more »

Summer snowfields in the Cairngorms

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Last weekend I went for a walk on the Cairn Gorm – Ben Macdui plateau, primarily to locate an air wreck site near the summit of Ben Macdui (see the previous blog posting ‘The highest air wreck site in the whole British Isles?‘) but also to see how large the summer snowfields on the plateau… Read more »

An Sgarsoch and Carn Ealar

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Last weekend I walked and cycled to the two summits of An Sgarsoch and Carn Ealar, in the southern Cairngorms, with Norma (who hadn’t used her bike for getting to remote summits before).

Puig Carlit, eastern Pyrenees

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While on holiday in the South of France, I drove to the Pyrenees to try and climb the summit of Puig Carlit. At 2921m, Puig Carlit is not one of the major summits of the Pyrenees mountain chain (the highest is Pico d’Aneto at 3404m) but it is the highest in this particular region.

South of France

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Lesley and I have just returned from a week’s holiday in the South of France, to Roussillon (the Catalan region of France). We flew from Edinburgh to Toulouse with Jet2, who are a budget airline but the flight was fine.