Tranter’s Round, Part Two

Monday 18 August 2014: Kinlochleven – Coire an Lochain (13.8 km, 1757 m) Tuesday 19 August 2014: Coire an Lochain – Coire Claurigh (13.2 km, 951 m) Wednesday 20 August 2014: Coire Claurigh – Spean Bridge (13.8 km, 137 m) Friday 22 August 2014: Spean Bridge – Bealach Coire Easain (19.8 km, 1690 m) Saturday 23 August 2014: Bealach Coire Easain – Coire Giubhsachan (10.8 km, 544 m) Sunday 24 August 2014:…

Beinn Dearg Circuit (Ullapool)

Saturday 09 August 2014 26.5 km/1585 m/09:30 hrs Munros (2nd round): Beinn Dearg, Cona’ Mheall, Meall nan Ceapraichean + Eididh nan Clach Geala (Nos. 55 – 58) Munro Top: Ceann Garbh (No. 75) I had attempted this round in August 2013, but had turned back because of low cloud and had climbed a nearby Corbett instead. Today the forecast was promising…

Curved Ridge + The Zig Zags (Glencoe)

Thursday 24 July 2014: Buachaille Etive Mòr Friday 25 July 2014: Geàrr Aonach + Bidean nam Bian Day 1, Thursday 24 July 2014 Buachaille Etive Mòr via Curved Ridge 13.1 km/987 m/07:45 hrs Munros (2nd round): Stob Dearg + Stob na Bròige (No’s. 52 + 53) Munro Tops: Stob na Doire + Stob Coire Altruim (No’s. 71 + 72)  Curved Ridge is, along with…

Wild camp between Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe

Thursday 17 July 2014: Luinne Bheinn Friday 18 July 2014: Meall Buidhe Day 1, Thursday 17 July 2014 Kinloch Hourn – Luinne Bheinn – Bealach a’ Choire Odhair 18.1 km/1731 m/08:45 hrs Munro (2nd round): Luinne Bheinn (No. 50) Munro Top: Luinne Bheinn East Top (No. 69)  On previous occasions I had climbed these Munros separately but I had always wanted to walk along…

Meall Dearg (Liathach) + Beinn Eighe

Wednesday 09 July 2014: Meall Dearg Thursday 10 July 2014: Beinn Eighe + Tops Day 1, Wednesday 09 July 2014 Meall Dearg via Coire na Caime 16.6 km/1071 m/08:30 hrs Munro Top: Meall Dearg (No. 64)  Meall Dearg is supposed to be the most difficult Munro Top on the mainland, and I had been waiting quite a while for…

Cairn Gorm + Tops

Tuesday 24 June 2014 14.2 km/908 m/05:30 hrs Munro (2nd round): Cairn Gorm (No. 47) Munro Tops: Cnap Coire na Spreidhe, Stob Coire an t-Sneachda, Cairn Lochan + Creag an Leth-choin (Nos. 60 – 63) It was already 11:45 when I started from the Cairngorm Ski Centre Carpark up the “Windy Ridge” which leads to the Ptarmigan Restaurant. I passed the…

The Fisherfield… Three

Saturday 14 June 2014: Corrie Hallie – Gleann na Muice Sunday 15 June 2014: Fisherfield Three Monday 16 June 2014: Gleann na Muice – Corrie Hallie Day 1, Saturday 14 June 2014 Corrie Hallie – Gleann na Muice 12.5 km/454 m/04:15 hrs On my first round of the Fisherfield Munros in April 2009 I had climbed all six with a big pack, walking in and…