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.

#230 – The Beinn Eighe Ridge, Torridon

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) We were slowly making our way back home on our May trip to Scotland.   Ten days earlier, Chris and I (plus Border Collie ‘Mist’ of course!) had … Continue reading

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#229 – A walk up (or around!) Stac Pollaidh

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Travelling north up the A835 beyond Ullapool you enter Assynt, a land of wide open spaces and weird looking mountains.   In May 2016 we had come … Continue reading

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#228 – The Fairy Lochs, Shieldaig near Gairloch

(Some images will zoom – Left click to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) After our outing to Corrie Mhic Fhearchair (see post #227) I was itching to get in a longer day on a crossing of … Continue reading

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#227 – Coire Mhic Fhearchair and the Beinn Eighe air-crash, 1951

(Some images will zoom – Left click to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Our Scottish trip had got off to a great start with bright sun and settled conditions most of the time, especially on Skye … Continue reading

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#226 – Coire na Creiche and the Fairy Pools

(Some images will zoom – Left click to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) So far, our May trip to Scotland hadn’t got any further than Glencoe (see post #222) and Skye (posts #223, #224 and #225) … Continue reading

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#225 – Coire Lagan and the Cuillins

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) The Cuillin Hills of Skye are a mountaineer’s paradise – there’s an alpine feel about the place and the area remains popular with hikers, climbers and mountaineers … Continue reading

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#224 – Bruach na Frithe and the Cuillin Ridge, Skye

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Skye weather can be fickle and the midges ferocious, but a visit in May is often blessed with settled weather and no biting insects.    Chris and … Continue reading

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