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Into the inpenetrable forest – Resourie Bothy

I’m attending an MBA bothy workparty in a couple of weeks.  It’s at Resourie bothy, in Ardgour, and I’m planning to get the train up to Fort William then walk in to the bothy.  The obvious way to approach this … Continue reading

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Leacraithnaich Bothy work party – May 2019 – Part 1: Planning and getting there

This is Part 1 of my write-up of my participation in the Mountain Bothies Association work party to renovate Leacraithnaich bothy in April//May 2019.  It’s a long, rambling story, so if you’re only really interested in the bothy part of … Continue reading

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TGOC2015 The End – Catterline

I’m at Catterline after finishing my 9th TGO Challenge. The last couple of days were good. There was a friendly crowd in Charr Bothy and I walked with them for most of yesterday until they turned South in the direction … Continue reading

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Two bothies and a bivi in mid Wales – Part 2

The door to the snug opened and two huge rucksacks entered the room.  I’d had ten seconds notice of the new arrivals so it was the two young men, rather than me, who were surprised to find they had company.  … Continue reading

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Two bothies and a bivi in mid Wales – Part 1

I’d known for ages that I’d have the whole Christmas and New Year period off work, so I’d had a while to plan a winter trip to mid Wales.  Snow, ice, cold …. would I need my axe and crampons?  … Continue reading

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TGOC2012 – Day 7 – Newtonmore to Red Bothy

Of course, it was raining by the time I’d packed up and got ready to leave the hostel in the morning but at least I’d managed to get all my kit and clothing dry and I felt well refreshed and … Continue reading

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TGOC2012 – Day 6 – Glen Banchor to Newtonmore

I woke to find a new sprinkling of snow on the nearby hills, but heavy rain on my tent.  Despite my intention to start early, the rain discouraged me from packing up and I did not start walking until nearly … Continue reading

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TGOC2011 – Day 10 – Glas Allt Shiel to Ballater

It was pouring down and blowing a gale when I woke up.  I could hear the others having their breakfast and packing up, but I didn’t fancy getting out of bed until I had to, so there was only one … Continue reading

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TGOC2011 – Day 9 – Lochcallater Lodge and Glas Allt Shiel Bothy

The Mar Lodge breakfast was sociable and set me up nicely for what should have been a fairly short day but with a huge ascent. The plan was to scale Morrone (also called Morven on the maps) then head to … Continue reading

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TGOC2011 – Day 8 – Lairig Ghru and Mar Lodge

The Lairig Ghru was amazing. The scenery is outstandingly beautiful and the weather was OK – strong winds but no rain in the morning. It was Saturday and there were quite a few day-walkers walking in both directions. In terms … Continue reading

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