Last Saturday there was a gap in this month’s seemingly endless rain and I travelled to the Cairngorms where I had a good day walking on the Cairn Gorm – Ben Macdui plateau. I managed to get a good view of all the usual areas where perennial snowpatches lie (see this page on my website… Read more »
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Last Sunday I travelled to the Cairngorms for a walk to Braeriach. I walked from Whitewell in the Rothiemurchus Forest through the Lairig Ghru. I stopped near the entrance to the Lairig Ghru at a memorial to Angus Sinclair who died in the Cairngorms in 1954 and who was the CO of the Edinburgh OTC… Read more »
Last week I travelled to the Cairngorms and walked into the mountains through the pass of Ryvoan, camping on flat boggy moorland near the summit of Bynack More. The weather was not ideal, with lots of rain and thunderstorms so it was a pretty wet night (although I stayed dry in my new Terra Nova… Read more »
Last week I cycled into the Ben Alder area via Dalwhinnie and Loch Ericht, camping overnight near Culra Bothy. The next day I walked up to the Bealach Dubh between Ben Alder and Geal-chàrn where there is some wreckage from a Vickers Wellington bomber that crashed in 1942. I first saw this wreckage on a… Read more »
Last week Lesley and I went on holiday to Andalucia in Spain. We rented attico rooms in a villa in the mountains north of Málaga, near Lake Viñuela. The location of the villa was fantastic, perched on a ridge with amazing views of the surrounding mountains (particularly 2066m La Maroma). We spent most of the… Read more »
Yesterday Lesley and I went to Hampden Park in Glasgow to see AC/DC. It was the final concert in the European leg of their Black Ice tour, and it was an absolutely amazing show, much better than the Iron Maiden concert Lesley and I saw at Twickenham stadium last year.
Last weekend I climbed Ben More near Crianlarich. This mountain is very high (1174m), and is an unrelentingly steep pyramid all the way to the top. I climbed it by its unfrequented northern flank. I was climbing it for 2 reasons – firstly to look for any remains of an RAF Wessex helicopter that crushed… Read more »
Two weeks ago I went for a walk in the Mounth area and my route (the first 5km of which I cycled) took me along Jock’s road in Glen Callater and across the Munro summits of Tolmount and Carn an t-Sagairt Mor.
Yesterday I ran the Edinburgh Marathon, you can see the results here. One of the good things about these results is that they give split timings at the 10k and half-marathon distances as well as the full marathon. My split timings pretty much tell the story of my race: 58 mins 16 sec for the… Read more »