Tag Archives: Carn Crom

From failure to magic in the Cairngorms

In the Cairngorms even the failed weekends can turn out to be memorable – and for all the right reasons too. I’d set out from work on Friday, heading up to Bob Scott’s Bothy with the intention of going out to … 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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Spring at last in the Cairngorms

There may still be great quantities of snow in the hills, but last weekend was my first day of spring all the same. I’d just spent the week at my day job putting out press releases urging people to take … Continue reading

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