Tag Archives: Ben McDui

A sense of wonder

There were so many reasons not to be out there this day. On the ground the first big dump of snow of the winter had come, but the inevitable thaw had started already and on the way up Glen Derry … Continue reading

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The Sappers’ Bothy

I’ve noticed folk referring to ascents of Ben McDui remarking on passing the ‘ruined hut’ – or the Sappers’ Bothy if they know the name – as a sign that they’re nearly at the top. Certainly, in the grey void … Continue reading

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Ben Muich Dhui & His Neighbours

Time was this was the crème de la crème of guidebooks for the Cairngorms. The last hundred-and-twenty-odd years have seen a few worthy rivals come on the scene, but the republishing of Ben Muich Dhui & His Neighbours, by Alexander … Continue reading

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White-out on Ben McDui

Complacency, eh? Get off with something 99 times and on the hundredth it turns around and bites you on the bum. When I checked the forecast at lunchtime on the first Friday in May it wasn’t promising very much for … Continue reading

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Two gullies, two Munros, two white-outs = great weekend.

What a cracking weekend! Just got back from the Cairngorms and two cracking climbing days. Friday night was a slithery cycle into Bob Scott’s with panniers full of coal, only to find the place empty, but a good book passed … Continue reading

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