Author Archives: Paul Shorrock

About Paul Shorrock

I've been mucking about in the mountains for longer than I care to mention. I started out by walking my local hills, then went on to rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Still doing it, and still getting a buzz. I'm now sharing the fun, through my guided walking business (Hillcraft Guided Walking) and by writing routes for other publishers, mainly Walking World and Discovery Walking Guides. Just to make sure I keep really busy, I am also currently a member of my local mountain rescue team.

#315 – The Precipice Walk near Dollgellau

Precipice – A cliff with a vertical, nearly vertical, or overhanging face. A situation of great peril. For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in to a new window, then exit that window to go … Continue reading

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#314 – Yr Elen and the Dragons Teeth

For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in to a new window, then exit that window to go back – go on, it really does work! Readers of this blog might well think that I … Continue reading

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#313 – Easan Dorcha and the Tea House Bothy

For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in to a new window, then exit that window to go back – go on, it really does work! If you have been following recent blog posts, you … Continue reading

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#312 – Two men and a dog, and the highest noodle bar in the UK (Having a fun time on ‘The Spine Race’!)

At this time of the year (January), I’m usually sat in Greg’s Hut Bothy on Cross Fell, working on one of the safety teams for the Montane Spine Race. This year I’m not – along with human companion John Bamber, … Continue reading

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#311 – Return to Stac Pollaidh

For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in to a new window, then exit that window to go back – go on, it really does work! Assynt and neighbouring Coigach make up one of the … Continue reading

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#310 – Beinn Ghlas & Ben Lawers

For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in to a new window, then exit that window to go back – go on, it really does work! The August 2021 Scottish trip had gone to plan … Continue reading

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#309 – Glen Feshie – A rewilding success story

For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in to a new window, then exit that window to go back – go on, it really does work! Reading the two previous posts, you might imagine that … Continue reading

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#308 – Remote Loch A’an in the Cairngorms

For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in to a new window, then exit that window to go back – go on, it really does work! Our first Cairngorm hill-day of August 2021 (see post … Continue reading

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#307 – Cairngorm and the Northern Corries

For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in to a new window, then exit that window to go back – go on, it really does work! “Rules are for the obedience of fools and the … Continue reading

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#306 – Ben Ledi

For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in to a new window, then exit that window to go back – go on, it really does work! Ben Ledi was the first ‘proper’ Scottish mountain I … Continue reading

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