Tag: munros

Scottish mountain and coastal webcams

Webcams provide an easy way to check the weather conditions before you head out.  Here’s my selection of 25 good webcams of mountain and coastal locations across Scotland, plus a link to a long list of traffic cams. I’ve provided thumbnails of those webcams that refresh every few seconds.  Those without any pictures are more modern cams that provide a live stream, and some … Read More Scottish mountain and coastal webcams


Most memorable photos of 2016

Looking back at my photos from this year serves as a great reminder of some fantastic trips over the last twelve months.  Let me share a dozen of my most memorable shots: not the best photos necessarily, but the ones that evoke the many outdoor experiences I’ve enjoyed.  From hiking, skiing, cycling and camping I’ve loved exploring some favourite parts of Scotland, as well … Read More Most memorable photos of 2016


Munros infographic

I came across a great infographic on Scotland’s munros that you can find here.  I had an idea of doing one myself before I found this … someone’s put a lot of effort into creating this.     Credit: http://www.scotland.org/infographics/munros-of-scotland/      


10 Delicious ‘Real food’ Backpacking Recipes

. I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of us put little effort into thinking about food when we go backpacking and wild camping.  High on our list of priorities are the route, the gear we’re taking and the logistics of getting from A to B.  Food comes way down the list and tends to grabbed during a supermarket trolley dash for packets … Read More 10 Delicious ‘Real food’ Backpacking Recipes


Serendipity and Ben Vrackie

I recently heard a radio interview with a climber who had fallen while traversing the Skye Cuillin.  A fellow climber had heard his cries for help and contacted the emergency services, and Mountain Rescue were duly despatched and called a helicopter to take him to hospital. Several years later the two climbers met on a munro summit.  They got chatting, as you do, finding … Read More Serendipity and Ben Vrackie


Top 10 ‘Peak to Pub’ winter walks in Scotland

A recent article in TGO Magazine got me thinking about some great ‘peak to pub’ walks – good hill or mountain walks with a great pub at the bottom. Having eaten and drunk far too much over the Christmas holidays, many of us are keen to walk off the calories.  Climbing a hill is an appealing prospect but winter hill walks – even short ones – … Read More Top 10 ‘Peak to Pub’ winter walks in Scotland

Munros accessible via public transport

Climbing Scotland’s munros by public transport is often not as difficult as you might imagine, and certainly adds to the sense of adventure.  Whether you’re keen to reduce your carbon footprint or simply don’t have a car there are many options available. It’s estimated that 212 of the 282 munros can be climbed using public transport – that’s 75% – and I’ve found two very informative … Read More Munros accessible via public transport


My Final Munro – Beinn Sgritheall

I decided that climbing all of Scotland’s munros would be a lifetime ambition of mine fifteen years ago and am now over the moon that I’ve finally made it ! Compleating the munros is no mean feat. For a start, there are 282 mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet (914 metres). They might seem small in international terms but once you appreciate that many … Read More My Final Munro – Beinn Sgritheall

The Fisherfield Five

While situated in a superb wild landscape, the Fisherfield mountains in NW Scotland are a serious undertaking. In fact, I’d wager that many climbing Scotland’s munros would view the round of the five peaks as one of the most testing of expeditions. From my experience last weekend I can now say that without a doubt this was my toughest weekend’s walking in 15 years. … Read More The Fisherfield Five


My Walking Kit List

I’ve been preparing for my last-but-one munro expedition to the Fisherfield hills in Northwest Scotland and thought I’d describe what I’m taking.  This is essentially my summer backpacking kit which I’d take for trips of 2-3 nights. I have a couple of GoLite rucsacs for backpacking trips, the cavernous Gust and the smaller Jam 2.  I’ve become a real convert to the lightweight philosophy … Read More My Walking Kit List


The Sutherland Munros and Sandwood Bay

“There will be a mixed weather picture over the British Isles this weekend with most places experiencing some bright spells“, said the man from the BBC weather forecast.  Meanwhile in Sutherland it was dreich, dank and blowin’ a hoolie.  Welcome to Scotland in May. I’d been planning this trip for several years.  I like to think of it as a “Sutherland Sandwich”: Scotland’s two … Read More The Sutherland Munros and Sandwood Bay

Top 10 Popular Munros

I did a bit of research to try to discover if there was a definitive listing of Scotland’s most popular munros.  I found lots of discussion threads where people have suggested their favourite munros but the nearest I got to a definitive listing is Walk Highland’s list of most climbed munros, based on submitted trip reports (312,000 at the time of writing). 10.  Ben … Read More Top 10 Popular Munros