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Ramble on!

It’s been a while since my last post so here is some proof of life. In the true spirit of my blog, there has been blood and there have been badges. But mostly, there’s been a lot of fun. So here’s … Continue reading

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2014, the year of the jelly baby

I’ve decided I’m not making any hard & fast New Year’s resolutions. No quickly promised challenges that I’ll only shake my head at come the end of the year. So instead, here are a few things I’d like for 2014 to … Continue reading

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Beinn a’Chreachan and Beinn Achaladair

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This was long hard hike with a lot of pathless and rough boggy ground. But as the pictures hopefully show, very worthwhile in good weather as the views really are quite stunning. I could take or leave the ascent path … Continue reading

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On familiar ground

The thought of re-climbing a set of hills used to fill me with dread. You know in your mind’s eye what’s ahead of you, and you know that it is within your capability. Why bother? When faced with re-climbing two … Continue reading

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Trains, strains and no automobiles – part 2

We arrived at Aviemore train station late morning. Although we were staying about 20 miles away from Aviemore, Scotland’s mountain sports capital (which is hotly contested by Fort William), we were picking up hire bikes close to the station. Having … Continue reading

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Trains, strains and no automobiles – part one

James an I met at early o’ clock at Queen Street station. He had managed to pack about 48 litres of gear into a 35 litre rucksack. Myself, I had packed using the “play dirty, stay dirty” method. That meant … Continue reading

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