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Journeys in the hills and mountains

Category Archives: Hillwalking

Arisaig and Seathwaite: a good start to 2014

I wrote recently on my ambitions for 2014, and I rather think I have made a good start on this! I spent the last days of 2013 and first days … Continue reading

11 January 2014 · Leave a comment


Looking back through my logbook, 2013 has been a sparse year when it comes to mountains. Overwhelmed by multiple jobs (balancing at least four at one point plus various pieces … Continue reading

27 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Back to the Alps

Having spent the summer of 2012 on the Cambridge Tien Shan Expedition in Kyrgyzstan, I was very much looking forward to returning to the Alps for a couple of weeks … Continue reading

26 August 2013 · Leave a comment

Snowdonia as it should be

The Alpine Club, which Dave, Joe and I joined last year, held a meet this weekend to coincide with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the ascent of Everest. … Continue reading

3 June 2013 · Leave a comment

A quiet winter

So another rather long break between posts, but not a great deal of walking achieved in that time. The main highlight of the winter for me was, as ever, the … Continue reading

6 April 2013 · Leave a comment

A few ticks in the highlands

With an looming expedition to Kyrgyzstan just a few days away, I knew I needed to build up a bit of fitness before departure. I was also told, long ago, … Continue reading

25 July 2012 · Leave a comment

Getting broken in the Cairngorms

My Easter holiday was spent in the Cairngorms with David, Ruth, Alison and Alex. A return to the Cairngorms had been on the cards for some time, with a number … Continue reading

27 April 2012 · Leave a comment

Hillwalking in Lent Term

So, I know I’m a little behind with things here. Suffice it to say that it’s been a busy couple of months with rare moments to escape to the hills. … Continue reading

13 March 2012 · Leave a comment

New Year 2011-2012: gone with the wind

For the fifth year running, I joined a number of friends in the Scottish Highlands for the New Year. This year we rented two cottages in Roybridge. Having returned from … Continue reading

28 January 2012 · 1 Comment

Caseg Fraith, 12th-13th November 2011

Having missed the previous trip to Rydal Hall, I was keen to join CUHWC on their visit to Caseg Fraith, a favourite bunkhouse of the club situated at the foot … Continue reading

22 November 2011 · Leave a comment

Edale, 16th October 2011

A little bit late in getting this post online, but with moving house and not having an internet connection for some weeks it has been difficult to put a post … Continue reading

22 November 2011 · Leave a comment

Not quite the full Monte Rosa, 1st – 5th August 2011

The second week of our trip to the Alps was aimed at making a traverse of the Monte Rosa. The highest peak on the massif is the Dufourspitze, at 4634m, … Continue reading

10 August 2011 · Leave a comment