Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wet day

Warm and wet on the hill today. Oui Oui on Creag dubh is really going for it!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Carn an Fhreachadain

On Christmas day we got blasted and wet on the little hill next to the fort at Laggan, but it was good to be out! Today we went up the Corbett behind Kingussie in pleasant weather. Quite springlike on the walk in as the grouse were very noisy. Cold wind on summit, hardly any snow around. Ptarmigan not well camouflaged. Cairngorms and Feshies looking bare.

Friday, 23 December 2011

How quickly it goes!

We walked up Croidla this morning, with views of rapidly diminishing snow. The rivers are really going for it and the fields are Lochs. Another good hill for a short bimble!

Monday, 19 December 2011


Yesterday we walked from home up A'Chailleach, one of the Munros on the Monadliath. It was a cracking day but quite hard going breaking trail. Firm to walk on one minute, then much floundering the next. Helps when you can share the trail breaking though!!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

First time this year for the Mantas

Having been wearing SLs for most of the year we thought it time to get the Mantas out for an airing. Took to Creag Dubh and glad of them as the snow has firmed up nicely in places and needed a bit of step kicking. Lots of interesting snow formations around too.

Creag Liath

Another gem of a wee hill in the Monadliath, rarely visited but well worth the effort. We did this on Thursday when the snow was just not firm enough to weight bear, great day though.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Creag Dubh Newtonmore

Our friend Dave was up for a hillwalk on this very windy day and we thought this would be a good one as he is in training and carrying a heavy pack everywhere he goes to prepare for Winter ML. The wind and snow gave it a real mountaineering feel and we were all blown about a bit. The views were still good even though the cloud was low. The 'friendly ghost' really stood out!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Fort Hill Laggan

Another one of our favourites to do when we only have a short time to play between bouts of admin. Never see anyone yet it is a lovely walk with great views.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Creag Dubh in winter

Most of November was spent doing maintenance at home, moving one store, building another etc and only recently have we been able to think about playing. Today we were on Creag Dubh at Newtonmore, one of our favourites in winter. We very rarely see anyone either!