I was roused from my post-festive torpor by a shout from a friend who fancied Ben Avon on bike, a stiff day out that would be the ideal adventure to burn off some mince pies. From Altdourie up through Glen Slugain is a long slow winch but not too much of a chore on a clear […]
A free weekend with no hillwalking group heading out, yet fresh snowfall and blues skies forecast, had me pondering a solo effort by bus to not waste this opportunity. On meetup, somebody heading out to snowboard offered a lift; I volunteered to join him and would go for a walk wherever we ended up. With […]
With there being 2 meetup sorties the same weekend, both in the same area, I’ve lumped them in together here. Saturday was with the Aberdeen Cycle Explorers, somebody had proposed a bothy stayover in Glen Lee. With there being limited hours of daylight, this meant a long evening in a quite small place; 2 of […]
November’s day trip with The Cairngorm Club was from Glen Muick through to Glen Clova. The forecast wasn’t brilliant with what looked to be potentially a long wet day, and the route involving off-path heather bashing, I’d escaped these kind of days all year and was overdue one. Heading up from the car park, low […]
The bike had been getting a bit neglected recently, but an Aberdeen Cycle Explorers trip ticked boxes: a combined bike/hike to Ben Avon. I’d been there a month back, but a different route would provide some new exploration, and on bike would be less arduous. An early snowfall (as viewed from Glen Callater the week before) would […]
My second venture on to Meetup, with a group called Aberdeen Cycle explorers, was to be a trip along the lovely Glen Tanar, with the added bonus of a climb up a munro at the end.
Today’s trip is the Cairngorm Club’s annual traverse of the Cairngorms. They choose a different route each year but it’s always a through route crossing a chunk of the Cairngorms. Conditions are looking good though as the bus climbs up to the Cairn Gorm ski centre car park, the driver reports the wind is buffeting […]