Tag Archives: bothy

#249 – Invermallie Bothy and the Commandos of Achnacarry

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) On our 2017 Scottish trip, Chris and I (plus Border Collie ‘Mist’) had visited a couple of bothies in the course of our mountain walking (see post … Continue reading

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#248 – Skye – Kirkibost to Sligachan, the ‘short way’

(Left click images and maps to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) I guess we are all creatures of habit.   I’m prepared to bet that for most of us, our hill days are circular routes starting … Continue reading

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#223 – The Bothy – A very British institution

(left click images for expanded view, use browser return arrow to go back) There’s something uniquely British about bothies and the way they fit into British mountain activity.   A bothy was originally rough accommodation for itinerant workers such as … Continue reading

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#218 – Dulyn and Melynllyn in winter and summer (From the archives)

Winter this year in North Wales has been fairly mild, with high winds and rain but less snow than usual.    Most people would find that good news, but outdoors types aren’t ‘most people’, and my ice axe and crampons … Continue reading

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#197 – Winter wanderings in the Carneddau

Winter in the mountains usually means playtime in the snow, but this year the snow in North Wales has been infrequent and transitory, so when the weather settled down and the gales stopped blowing, it was time to get out … Continue reading

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#192 – Here we go again – The Spine Race 2016

It’s that time of year again – the Montane Spine Race started on Saturday 9th January on a cold misty day in Edale.   The racers have one thing in mind, and that is running the length of the Pennine Way … Continue reading

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