Hiking the Kintail Munros from Camban Bothy

Earlier this summer my friend Jim - Milanese munro-bagger - messaged me about another munro-bagging trip. With only 37 munros left he'd some of the best, the wildest and most impressive hills to do. This time the goal was to do 10 munros in Kintail over three days, based at Camban bothy. My instructions were …

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Training for Killimanjaro on Scottish Hills

Over the last two weekends, over five days, I have been out with a family to help them prepare for a trek up Kilimanjaro in October. Visiting the Angus hills the first weekend and and then the Strathfarrar, Affric and Mullardoch hills the second we steadily built up the distances and time on the hill …

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Bumblebees, rare chickweeds and sundews

It's been a very busy couple of months. We've run lots of Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions and in Scotland and in France and I've been guiding up in Shetland, Skye, Galloway and Argyll for About Argyll Walking Holidays. There's been plenty of amazing wildlife encounters like otters, dolphins, eagles and ospreys but I find …

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Cruach Ardrain – Stob Binnein Horseshoe

We had some fine April weather on Saturday - sunny, light winds and -1C on the summits -  as we hiked round the Cruach Ardrain Stob Binnein horseshoe. It was a big day with 1,744m ascent and lots of steep ground. Beinn Tulaichean, Cruach Ardrain and Stob Binnein are three of the 'Crianlarich 7', a group …

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