Tag Archives: Scottish Highlands

#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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#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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#222 – The Lost Valley of Glencoe

(Left click all images for expanded view, use browser return arrow to go back) In May 2016 Chris and I had enjoyed a great two-week trip to the Scottish Highlands, and had enjoyed settled weather that had made mountain days … Continue reading

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#203 – Over the Sea to Skye (Part 2) – Storr Rocks

Skye holds many great mountaineering memories for me, but I would be the first to admit that the island gets more than its fair share of bad weather, and when conditions eventually turn fine the curse of the Scottish midge … Continue reading

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