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A rubbish weekend in the Cairngorms

Just back from the hills after taking part in my first Real3Peaks ChallengeĀ litter pick, leaving Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm a cleaner place. What started five years ago as an event clearing up Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis expanded … Continue reading

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Real3Peaks comes to the Cairngorms

I’ve moaned often enough in this blog about rubbish left in bothies, and get just as annoyed seeing it scattered along paths and around the hills. So this year I decided to get involved in the Real3Peaks Challenge, a national … Continue reading

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Under the summer snows

At last – the fabled ice tunnels of the Feith Buidhe slabs. It was a long journey. About a month ago I’d been over in that area with a friend and climbed from Loch Avon to the plateau and Carn … Continue reading

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Summer snow and rough waters on Macdui

Macdui was busy on Saturday. When I reached the summit cairn there must have been at least twenty folk there and lots more approaching and leaving. One group on their way off was a party led by Simon from Cairngorm … Continue reading

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Winter is gone… Long live winter!

Glorious! Absolutely glorious. Just when you reach that stage when the bite’s gone from winter but it won’t quite let go and allow spring to move up the hill, along comes a weekend like this: two absolutely classic winter mountaineering … Continue reading

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The five Cairngorm four-thousanders

What a day! From the wind-battered, closed-in isolation of the morning to the wide open afternoon with its views right out to the horizon and the cool, blue-sky evening cradled between the mountains, it was quality mountain day all the … Continue reading

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