Ben Hope

Reaching ‘the base camp’ was as much of a challenge as climbing the hill itself. The round trip took me over six hours, and last year I found the final, 13-miles-long stretch closed. I didn't know the road and there was fog - I didn't take the risk of getting stuck in the middle of…

Moruisg

So this year’s run of Munro bagging commenced by climbing Moruisg. The forecast predicted the best weather would be in the west of Scotland and the route was relatively short, so I could get a proper night’s sleep before and hit the road well-rested. It took me about 2.5 hours to get to a layby…

The Mamores (West)

I planned to do this walk two weeks ago, but changed my plans suddenly while going past the Ben Nevis car park. This time I kept congratulating myself for that change as for most of the day the summit of Ben Nevis was shrouded in a very stubborn cloud, while I enjoyed clear views. But…

Ben Nevis

‘Have you been to Ben Nevis?’ Most of my friends have kept asking me this question since I came over to Scotland. An identical one, but regarding Poland’s highest mountain, had been raised many times when I used to climb the Polish Tatra Mountains. Probably I’m odd, but I somehow lack this sort of drive…

Fionn Bheinn

When I watched the weather forecast I thought it wasn’t fair; it was exceptionally good and warm, and I was stuck away from the hills. Then all bits and pieces fell into the right places and it turned out I was able to hit the road and head into the mountains. I chose a solitary…