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Stob a’Choire Odhair

By |2019-02-24T00:10:51+00:007 December 2015|Glencoe|

So, 2015 had been very slow to start properly. It was June, and to date, I had only managed one Munro, due to a combination of work, poor weather, and injuries. For this reason, I was quite nervous about getting back into it, especially if it meant going out by myself. I sent out my [...]

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Pre-wedding stroll up Buachaille Etive Mor

By |2019-02-24T00:10:51+00:005 December 2015|Glencoe, Munros|

One of, if not THE, most iconic mountains in the United Kingdom, and very much a symbol of my childhood drives from Glasgow to my holidays in Glenelg and Arnisdale before moving north. Buachaille Etve mor, is such an imposing structure, and from certain angles, looks extremely difficult to climb. My mother used to tell me [...]

Home straight!!!!!

By |2019-02-24T00:10:51+00:0011 July 2015|Tour de Stade, Tours|

We came back to reality with a bump, as we returned to the Glasgow area, and Greenock Morton was the next stop. The ground, again like a few others, is not situated in the best of areas, and wasn’t the most enjoyable visit, especially as we never got into the ground! Like Firhill before it, [...]

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West and South West Scotland

By |2019-02-24T00:10:51+00:0011 July 2015|Tour de Stade, Tours|

Final day, home straight and finish line in sight! Today we had to tick off a couple Central belt grounds, before heading south and west, before finishing up in Glasgow again. First up, was Hamilton, and possibly one of the surprises of the tour. Apart from having a nice little new stadium, much like many [...]

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Return to Central Scotland

By |2019-02-24T00:10:51+00:0011 July 2015|Tour de Stade, Tours|

It is amazing, for such a small country, the difference in local cultures in Scotland. Having spent the morning and early afternoon in the North East, we were not re-entering the central belt of Scotland. There is just a different vibe to all these places, and especially as begin talking to people. Stirling Albion were [...]

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The North East

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0011 July 2015|Tour de Stade, Tours|

Up, breakfast, in the van, gone! That was basically our morning in Keith. Straight on to the road, heading east to Aberdeen, via Peterhead, where we were to meet Ian’s brother David to let us in. Unbeknown to Ian, we had a trick in store from him. David, who had a key, claimed to not [...]

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Fife to the Highlands

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0011 July 2015|Tour de Stade, Tours|

Next up, was the Kingdom of Fife! Having spent some time in Dunfermline, playing football at the stadium, I was looking forward to going back. Tickets were getting sold for the up and coming play off games, so it was quite busy around the ground, but inside, again, were a couple of groundsmen, who let [...]

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Ben Vane

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Loch Lomond, Munros|

Well....today was to be my 20th Munro this year, and apart from my first one, Ben Lomond, it was to be my first with someone accompanying me! My girlfriends brother in law decided to come and join me on the "smallest" Munro, as he figured it would be an easy introduction to the hills. Having [...]

Meall a’Bhuiridh and Creise

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Glencoe, Munros|

So, Monday night was my leaving night from the pub in Bearsden! No more working till 1am, pouring pints, and beig spoken to like dirt by rich middle aged men! Time to move on, and get on with my career in health and fitness. That is of course, after I have one or two shandies [...]

Ben Lomond – in better conditions

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Loch Lomond, Munros|

So, just over a year ago, myself and my friend did my first Munro with my pipes, Ben Lomond. It was a horrible day, and we couldn't see a thing at the top. Now, 26 Munros into my personal challenge, I have re-visited the Ben, and got my picture at the top! It seemed a [...]

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Ben More and Stob Binnein

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Loch Lomond, Munros|

So as any of you who have read my reports regularly are probably aware, I am a bit of a last minute walker. I check forecasts, look out the window in the morning, and that is me, yes or no. Today, for some reason I thought it was to be a horrible day, so made [...]

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Glenshee 6

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Cairngorms, Munros|

I hadn't really been looking forward to this set of Munros. Everything I had heard and read, was pointing towards them being a pretty dull walk, which were only there to tick off the list. I find it hard to believe that any high level walk in Scotland, where you can see far and beyond, [...]

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