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Latest hillwalking reports from Scotland and beyond.

29th December 2016

Autumn weekend on Isle of Mull

Last autumn was beautiful in Scotland, with loads of dry and sunny days, fantastic sunrises and even more spectacular sunsets. In an attempt to make the most of the nice weather, we spent a weekend on Isle of Mull in late October. Here’s a handful of our favourite photos from this trip. About the Isle Located off the west coast of Scotland, Isle of Mull belongs to the Inner Hebrides and has everything one can expect from a Scottish island: […]
6th July 2016

Part two of the Big Shepherd – Stob na Broige from Glen Etive

Glen Etive is one of our favourite locations in Scotland and we always return there with great pleasure. This beautiful glen, one of the finest in Scotland, is guarded by two Munro peaks, Buachaille Etive Mor (aka The Big Shepherd) and Buachaille Etive Beag (aka The Little Shepherd). One can find here all the most loved things that Scotland has to offer: hills, loch, river, streams, deer, birds… and midges – how could I forget about the midges? This time […]
21st April 2016
Sharp-pinnacled ridges of Torridon mountains are truly spectacular

Easter Wandering part 2 – western summits of Beinn Eighe

Walk up Ben Wyvis was just an interlude to our weekend of hiking and Munro-bagging. We have a plan to climb further two hills in Torridon area and reach our 100th Munro by the end of the weekend. Unfortunately the weather isn’t on our side… Whent we arrive at the car park at the foot of Beinn Eighe, we can’t even be bothered to pitch the tent, so we stay in the car, alternatively rocked to sleep by violent gusts […]
12th April 2016

Easter Wandering part 1 – Ben Wyvis

What to do when one has a couple of extra days off? Pack a tent, plenty of warm and waterproof clothing and some food supplies, and head to the hills of course! That was our plan for this year’s Easter, even though the weather forecast didn’t look too promising. The first stop on our little Scottish road trip was Ben Wyvis. This lonely Munro lies around 1 hour north of Inverness, and is probably not worth such a long drive […]
31st March 2016

The Three Beinns Horseshoe on Isle of Arran

Isle of Arran is the largest of the Firth of Clyde islands, often dubbed “Scotland in miniature” – this is due to the variety of landscapes, ranging from golden sandy beaches, through vast and bleak moors, to dramatic granite mountain ridges. In addition, thanks to the Gulfstream, Arran tends to be warmer and sunnier than the rest of the west coast of Scotland – what’s not to love about it? Arran is by far our favourite place in Scotland and […]
15th March 2016

Beinn Ghlas – The Green Hill in white

Our plan for the last weekend of February was to walk up Meall Buidhe in Glen Lyon, one of the smallest Munro’s with just a couple of hundreds of meters of ascent – a perfect hill for a short winter’s day. We attempted to do this last winter, but the road from Killin to Glen Lyon was covered in black ice and we had to retreat. There’s an alternative approach to Glen Lyon from Fortingall, but this requires a long […]
25th February 2016

Snowy Ben Ledi on Valentine’s Day

What’s the best thing to do on Valentine’s Day? Roses, red wine and romantic dinner? Nah, it’s boring… How about gaiters, tea from the flask and walk up the hill instead? That was our choice for this year’s Valentine’s Day and we were lucky to have a very optimistic weather forecast for Sunday after a rather dreary day on Saturday. With plenty of snowfall on the highest peaks and considerable avalanche risk, we quickly revise our plan to climb Stob […]
16th February 2016

Beinn Dubhchraig – The hill of the black crag

Our winter hillwalking trips usually start in November, as soon as fresh snow covers the tops of Scottish hills. Not this winter though… The end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 were very hectic for us and the terrible weather (by far the worst winter weather we’ve experienced in our 10 years in Scotland) didn’t encourage outdoor pursuits. Luckily on the last day of January we managed to find some free time, which coincided nicely with a weather window […]
31st October 2015
Agnieszka looking at Glen Quoich from South Glen Shiel Ridge - Kintail, Scotland

Kintail weekend – South Glen Shiel Ridge conquered (part 2)

After a good (though cold!) nights sleep, we wake up fresh and ready to finish what we’ve started. We were hoping for some spectacular sunrise, but unfortunately we don’t see much from behind a thick cloud – actually a blessing in disguise, as we don’t have much water left, there’s no stream in sight and we have a long day of walking before us. After a quick breakfast of porridge and tea, we strike the camp and head towards Maol […]
24th October 2015
Loch Quoich, dusk on South Glen Shiel Ridge, Kintail, Scotland

Kintail weekend – South Glen Shiel Ridge conquered (part 1)

Kintail is the area in the Western Highlands famed for its long, sweeping ridges, stretching for miles on end and offering beautiful views in every direction. We haven’t yet had a chance to explore this part of Scotland, so when the opportunity presented itself, we didn’t hesitate but packed our bags and headed north to climb the seven Munros of South Glen Shiel Ridge. It takes nearly 4 hours to drive there from Glasgow, so our plan was to arrive […]
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