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 »
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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.
Last weekend I was walking in the northern Trossachs near Balquhidder. I walked up to a 771m Corbett summit, Beinn Stacath. This hill is unnamed on the OS 1:50000 map, but has in the past been referred to as Stob Fear-tomhais and Ceann na Baintighearna and it now seems that Beinn Stacath is the agreed… Read more »
A couple of weekends ago I went to Glen Clova and walked along the tops on the east side of the Glen. I walked along the high plateau along the edges of Loch Brandy and Loch Warral towards Ben Tirran (the actual summit of which is a point at an elevation of 896m called the… Read more »
Last weekend I went walking near Broad Law in the Southern Upland hills near Edinburgh, to look for the remains of a North American Harvard aircraft that crashed here in 1953. I found the site on a ridge of Broad Law above a wood, with excellent views of the surrounding hills.
Last weekend I went to the the Leuchars Air Show. Unfortunately the day was ruined somewhat by the weather with rain, a low cloudbase and poor visibility meaning that most of the flying displays were cancelled or curtailed.
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 »
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 »
Last weekend I went for a walk on the Cairn Gorm – Ben Macdui plateau to locate the site of an Avro Anson that crashed near the 1309m summit of Ben Macdui in 1942. The site was fairly easy to locate, but required a bit of a detour from the main path to Ben Macdui…. Read more »
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.