Beinn Eighe (western summits)

The weather forecast left me thinking hard whether to travel all the way to the West Coast or not. It was predicted to remain dry for most of the day, but overcast. The latter meant a fair chance for the tops to be shrouded in clouds and thus obscuring the views. The only way to…

Slioch

Rather a bit unusually, the weather forecast was relatively favourable for a narrow strip of land along the west coast of northern Scotland; narrow, but wide enough to promise dry conditions on Slioch, a Munro I’d been eyeing for quite a while. With a fellow hillwalker we started our adventure shortly before 9am at a…

Bynack More Revisited

The forecast was good enough to plan a walk in the Cairngorms. My plan was to climb Bynack More, then to descend to Loch Avon, walk along its northern bank to the far side and from there to climb Cairn Gorm, followed by a stroll down to the Base Station and then to the car…

Sgor Gaoith revisited

It’s a kind of irony of fate that the weather, my days off and my physical or mental state haven’t met for weeks thus stopping me from hill-walking; then I agreed to do some Pastoral service on my day off and suddenly the forecast was brilliant. The service was not to be long and was…

Ben Wyvis

The summit of Ben Wyvis, a great massif between Dingwall and Garve, by the main road to Ullapool, was my first Munro I've climbed. UPDATE: I climbed it again yesterday (1st August 2016). The differences? It's almost nine years later, and weather was worse. But still it was a great day out. From a designated…