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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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South Cluanie Ridge – With limited water

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Skye & Lochalsh|

A big report to cover an epic day on the South Cluanie ridge! Lost count of how many times I had driven past this mountain range, being 20 minutes from my house. Like the five sisters, which were nailed last year , I had these hills in my sights for some time! The big problem [...]

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Meall Buidhe – First filming experience

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

When you read reports, and books on Munros, there seems to be a bit of a ratings system. Some a dull, others spectacular, and while I agree completely with the later, in my experience, it is really hard to find a dull Munro. Granted, I have only experienced good weather on the hills. I have [...]

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Aonach Mor and Beag – Piping a completion of the Munros

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

A couple of months ago I got an email from a gentleman, who had discovered me on google, requesting my services, to play the pipes for him as he completed his final Munro, Aonach Mor. It came as a great surprise to me, although, there can't be many who would do such a thing I [...]

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Schiehallion – Claire’s first Munro!

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

Schiehallion was meant to be my 50th Munro. My plan was to climb it, pipe, and have my girlfriend Claire there with me. It was to be her first Munro (It may be her last for a while!!!) Sadly, my trip to Glenelg last week, yielded a total of ZERO summits, so this outing would [...]

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Three brothers of Kintail – My 50th!!!!

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

The past months have been a slog for me. Job uncertainty meaning I have had to work 2 jobs, regular 16 hour days, no days off, meaning I had had about 2 days off in the past 2 months. I decided enough was enough and booked 10 days off both jobs, I await to see [...]

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Beinn Buidhe

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

So, winter came, and for many of us, it conquered!. Rain, wind, snow, hail, you name it, we got it over the past few months. I saw some people braving the elements, and hitting summits no matter what, but for me, it meant lower level activities. Since hitting my elusive 50th Munro, I had grown [...]

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