Category: 14 for 2014

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14 for 2014 #4 – Climb the Rum Cuillin

Rum has long been on my wish list.  The Rum Cuillin, while not quite of munro height, must rank as one of the best mountain ridges in Scotland: a long, challenging day with spectacular views.  And all of this on a smallish island of around 10 miles square with wildlife, beaches and an over-the-top Victorian hunting lodge.  So adding this to my 14 for 2014 was … Read More 14 for 2014 #4 – Climb the Rum Cuillin

14 for 2014 #3 – Visit the Island of Colonsay

  Colonsay is one of Scotland’s lesser-known islands, just eight by three miles and with a population (2011) of 144.  Until recently I hadn’t visited but given the positive recomendations by other visits I decided to add it to my 14 for 2014 list at the beginning of the year. My Mum and I took the CalMac ferry on a glorious day from Oban, taking … Read More 14 for 2014 #3 – Visit the Island of Colonsay

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14 for 2014 #2 – See the Northern Lights in Scotland

As regular readers will know, I am a bit obsessed by the northern lights.  I ticked them off my bucket list last year when I took a trip up to Tromso in Norway specifically to see them (read more about my trip to Tromso and the Lyngen Alps).  But I also decided that seeing the northern lights in Scotland would be one of my … Read More 14 for 2014 #2 – See the Northern Lights in Scotland

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14 for 2014 – #1 – Become a registered indoor climber

I’ve got my ’14 for 2014′ up and running by ticking the first challenge off my list ! My 9 year old son and I took a ‘parent and child’ belay course at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena on Sunday which means that I’m now able to take him climbing any time without having to book an instructor. He really enjoys climbing and would like … Read More 14 for 2014 – #1 – Become a registered indoor climber

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Planning my 14 for 2014

As the evenings get lighter after a dark and particularly wet Winter I’ve started to plan how I’m going to achieve my 14 for 2014.  Here’s an update on where I’m up to – and also some requests for suggestions and tips you might have for me. If you haven’t figured this out by now, I’m a planner.  (Not only do I love to plan things … Read More Planning my 14 for 2014

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Introducing my 14 for 2014

It’s that time of year again when we like to make resolutions and set goals for the coming 12 months. People keep asking me: “so what are going to do now that you’ve climbed all of the munros?“.  I’m stumped for an answer since I haven’t got a big list that needs ticking, certainly nothing on the scale of the munros.  However, there are … Read More Introducing my 14 for 2014