Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Black Mount, my narrow escape

The Black Mount is a series of mountains which span from Glen Orchy to Glen Coe. Rannoch Moor is a good visual marker for where you need to get to in order to tackle these hills. The more hills I … Continue reading

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My monday supplement – adrenalin overload

Here’s what I’ve been up to the last week or so. It started fairly sedentary, but as the weekend came closer, my average BPM hit a spike, and it didn’t really return to baseline until around 9.30pm last night. Monday: … Continue reading

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Mountain review: Ben Vorlich & stuck on the Chroin

I picked a friday to do this set of two munros. Friday is a great day to climb hills. For a start, if like me, you have a partner who doesn’t share your affection for the great outdoors, it means … Continue reading

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Camping guide for dads: part 3 – kitbag

If you’ve made it through parts 1 and 2, then thanks. This is the last part for now. Here I’ll set out the gear I bought for our recent trip to Arran, plus make some suggestions, based on budget, and … Continue reading

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Monday supplement

What with all the recent postings, I forgot to do a weekly Sunday supplement. Here’s the last week or so of activity

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Camping guide for dads part 2: the lie of the land

If you want to leave nothing to chance, or you simply don’t fancy waking up to the sound of rain pattering on your tent (personally, I think it’s a beautiful noise), there are a couple of really good value alternatives … Continue reading

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