Category Archives: Scotland

Daring: Winter Ascent of Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete

      This was by no mean the toughest hike I’ve done, but I was extremely apprehensive to climb Ben Nevis by the CMD Arete in February. Ben Nevis was always described to me as a dangerous mountain to climb due … Continue reading

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Strength Shall Not Be Taken For Granted, And The Power of Nature Shall Not Be Undermined

       I am a different person, with a new prize in my bag. My physical appearance remains the same (besides a few more muscles in my legs), and one would probably not notice any difference simply by looking … Continue reading

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A Day in the Mamores with the Strathclyde Uni Mountaineering Club, Scotland

    The hike was almost as good as the crazy sauna party we had the previous day in our hotel. It was very strange because last summer, I had already more or less done the route we were now doing. … Continue reading

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The Five Sisters of Kintail : Mysterious Scottish Wilderness

   Despite the exhausting 11 hour mountaineering session we had on Saturday on the A’ Ghlas-bheinn mountain, some of us were eager to try something harder on Sunday. Nothing could have been better than the famous 5 mile long ridge … Continue reading

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An Unforgettable Day on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

     After a pretty rainy Saturday on the Cuillin ridge, only a few of us wanted to go climbing again on Sunday. The forecast wasn’t positive, but we wanted to fully enjoy our trip on the Isle of Skye. We … Continue reading

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Wandering Around Tyndrum: Ben Lui and Ben Oss

     After our trek from Glencoe to Fort William, we wanted to go camping again in the Highlands, before the beginning of the winter. We found the perfect location for a two days trek: Tyndrum. Tyndrum is  a small Scottish … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Loch Awe Region : The Dalmally Horseshoe

     Until this hike, we had always chosen our hikes in the same area. So this time, we decided to explore another place. Our plan was to do the Dalmally Horseshoe. The route included the ascent of Stob Diamh, a … Continue reading

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Climbing Ben Nevis from the Nevis Gorge (Giubhsachan Valley)

The sun hadn’t risen yet but the sky was clear. The surroundings were lit up by a particularly powerful moonbeam. The frosty grass was crackling under my feet as I walked to the Giubhsachan river. The place was intensely quiet. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Mamore Mountains

    This is the second day of my first trek through the Highlands. We were supposed to follow the West Highland Way from Kinlochleven to Fort William, but for some reason we chose to cut through the Mamores.  After our … Continue reading

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What the Aonach Eagach Ridge Taught Me

      It was my first trip to the Scottish Highlands and I didn’t really know what to expect. We hadn’t meticulously studied the maps, we just knew we’d have three days to get to the train station of Fort William … Continue reading

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Climbing the Cobbler

     In October, my mates and I wanted to discover more of Scotland, so we aimed to climb the Cobbler, a mountain known to be by far the most spectacular of the Arrochar Alps. We woke up bright and early … Continue reading

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First Days of Winter

    Back in 2010. It was a cold and sunny day. My hiking mate was leaving Scotland, so we decided to do a last trip to Glencoe, probably the most beautiful valley of the UK. The route was amazing. From … Continue reading

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