Category Archives: Wildnerness

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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The West Texas Experience : From the Big Bend National Park to Houston

     After some time spent in Sanderson, looking for a local restaurant but only finding a cafe whose manager was extremely rude and crazy, we left this town and continued our journey to the Big Bend Park. We drove … 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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Crazy Spring Break Trip in the Pyrenees, France

     Once upon a time, a friend called and told me we should do something for Spring Break. I was under high pressure with the thesis I had to write for graduation. A few days away wouldn’t be of any … 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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Paragliding Anecdote, French Alps

     We were in the minivan, driving up the mountain to the launching site. The group was enthusiastic and we were hoping that the incoming darkish clouds would go away.

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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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Caving Trip in Lozère, France

          Caves are weird! They seem to be the opposite of the open air: dark and austere. They scare and fascinate us at the same time, and are often used in literature and cinema to evoke anguish and fear. But … 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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