Tag: wild camping

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14 for 2014 #5 – Wild camp and watch the sun rise on Midsummer’s Day from a mountain top

  Wild camping up high can’t be beaten, particularly if you have clear weather and views.  I’d never purposefully climbed a mountain simply to see the sunrise and so it seemed appropriate to add it to my 14 for 2014. Five of us headed up Ben Ledi, one of our local hills – my nephew and his girlfriend, my son and my wife on June … Read More 14 for 2014 #5 – Wild camp and watch the sun rise on Midsummer’s Day from a mountain top

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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

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Time for some Stealth Camping

Not much beats stealth camping.  Variously called wild camping or even ‘gramping’ (guerilla camping), stealth camping involves a quick and surruptitious overnight stay with quick exit the next morning – with the minimum of disturbance. At this time of year the weather can be mixed and on top of busy lives, full weekends away don’t always work out.  What better then that an impromptu overnighter ?  … Read More Time for some Stealth Camping

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