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The hills are alive

Glen Affric Carn Eighe

What better time of year to visit Glen Affric, with the autumn colours in full flow and the roar of stags echoing in the mountains?

Close encounters of a friendly kind

Published: Sat 22 Sep 2018

Monadhliath triple

Funny how things work out sometimes. You set off to climb a Munro, meet other walkers and end up doing three in a much longer day.

Dining out at the highest table

Published: Sat 15 Sep 2018

Beinn a Bhuird

Beinn a' Bhuird has been on my to-do list for a while now. Along with its neighbour Ben Avon these two behemoths dominate the eastern skyline of Glenlivet, their blocky tors distinctive against the Aberdeenshire sky.

Answering the call

Published: Sat 08 Sep 2018

Jonny Muir

It's reached that time of year when our evening runs in the woods around Inverness require the use of a headtorch. Outside of our circle, most people think we are doing something extreme, pushing the boundaries and living well outside what they would consider any sort of comfort zone.

Spearheading an assault on Slioch

Published: Sat 01 Sep 2018

Slioch

On a fine day the 981m summit of Slioch has views across Loch Maree to the Torridon peaks and over the Fisherfield hills to the north.

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Fort William Mountain Festival 2018

Here's our list of outdoors events happening around the Highlands, Islands and Moray in 2018.

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The hills are alive

What better time of year to visit Glen Affric, with the autumn colours in full flow and the roar of stags echoing in the mountains?

The hills are alive

Close encounters of a friendly kind

Funny how things work out sometimes. You set off to climb a Munro, meet other walkers and end up doing three in a much longer day.

Close encounters of a friendly kind

Dining out at the highest table

Beinn a' Bhuird has been on my to-do list for a while now. Along with its neighbour Ben Avon these two behemoths dominate the eastern skyline of Glenlivet, their blocky tors distinctive against the Aberdeenshire sky.

Dining out at the highest table

Answering the call

It's reached that time of year when our evening runs in the woods around Inverness require the use of a headtorch. Outside of our circle, most people think we are doing something extreme, pushing the boundaries and living well outside what they would consider any sort of comfort zone.

Answering the call

Spearheading an assault on Slioch

On a fine day the 981m summit of Slioch has views across Loch Maree to the Torridon peaks and over the Fisherfield hills to the north.

Spearheading an assault on Slioch

Intriguing tales from beyond the grave

Graveyards are fascinating places, opening a window on the social and economic history of an area through the people buried there.

Intriguing tales from beyond the grave

Munro is no damp squib

Am Faochagach may appear as one of the less dramatic of the 282 Munros with its rounded ridge curving neatly to reach its summit but Sir Hugh certainly had an adventure here.

Munro is no damp squib

A step up in mountain skills

Six days in the Highland mountains without rain or midges is somewhat unprecedented but that was the card we were dealt as I joined a week-long training course for the Mountain Leader qualification.

A step up in mountain skills

 

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