Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Walking Beinn Tulaichean Crianlarich December 2011

Walking Beinn Tulaichean, Crianlarich, December 2011.

A nice walk on snowy Beinn Tulaichean on 9th December 2011. Arriving on the ridge to sunny views over the Crianlarich hills was a real bonus!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Summit Cairn of Tom Dubh Cairngorms National Park

Summit Cairn of Tom Dubh, munro top of Braeriach in the Cairngorms National Park.

One for the dedicated top bagger only, Tom Dubh requires a fair detour from the main munro of Braeriach! On 14th October 2011, we climbed Tom Dubh from Glenfeshie, to give Susan that elusive tick! With the mist down around 2500 feet, most of the day was spent in the clag, although the approach walk was superb, with Autumn colours providing a splendid backdrop. An enjoyable day in the Cairngorms National Park!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Cobbler Arrocher Scotland

The Cobbler, Arrocher, Scotland

One of the most easily recognised hills in Scotland, The Cobbler or Ben Arthur provides a splendid walk from Arrocher.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Taransay from Oreval Isle of Harris

Taransay from Oreval, Isle of Harris.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Glamaig Isle of Skye from Raasay Ferry

Glamaig, Isle of Skye from Raasay Ferry,

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Walking Pic Carlit from Lac Des Bouillouses Pyrenees 21st September 2011

Walking Pic Carlit from Lac Des Bouillouses, Pyrenees 21st September 2011.

A superb walk in the sunshine climbing Pic Carlit in the Pyrenees on 21st September 2011. The blue skies were only made hazy by the numerous jets high overhead.

Starting from Lac Des Bouillouse, we wound our way through the numerous glacial lakes of the Carlit massif in the Eastern Pyrenees. Although I've travelled by car and rail through the Pyrenees, it's only when you walk in the hills that you get the stupendous views of this wonderful area. The plants are so familiar, with juniper, pine, mountain ash and silver birch reminding me so much of Scotland.

The approach to the mountain is a real pleasure before reaching the hard climbing albeit on a good path. We came off the 'tourist route' before the summit to enjoy some easy scrambling, and rested on top for some time taking in the views.

A wee swim in the lakes on the way back to the Hotel de Bones Hores and a refreshing pint on the terrace. A great end to a great day!

Lakes en route to Pic Carlit.

On the approach to Pic Carlit.

Looking back on lakes from Pic Carlit.

Scramble up to Peak Carlit.

Summit Views from Pic Carlit.

Summit Pic Carlit.

Looking back on Pic Carlit.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Memories of Walking in Scotland - Paps of Jura

Paps of Jura June 2010.