Whiteburn's Wanderings

One man's wanderings backpacking around Scotland plus the odd digression

Tag Archives: 2014

Slugain Mishap

With the forecast of a nice high pressure settled in for a few days I thought the opportunity to escape into the hills for a couple of nights was too … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 9 Comments

The Mounth

The weather over the last few weeks in Scotland has been very wet & miserable (way beyond dreich) but mountain withdrawal had set in; I had to get out & … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Gorms crossing

Zero plan but what looked like a half decent forecast saw me hurriedly pack a sack & jumped on a bus towards Braemar.  I finally got dropped off close to … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cairngorms Jaunt

It’s been a while since I’d really been out in the hills, a few day rambles & a couple of DofE Assessments had been the sum of the exercise since … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gaick Forest

A forecasted break in the weather saw me with another 55 Club ticket, this time headed for Kingussie with a 2 night trip that I’d had on the back burner … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

TGO Challenge 2014

Well that’s the TGO Challenge 2014 done, dusted and written up. My completed route pretty much stuck to the ‘Route Sheets’ submitted back in November 2013, I did add in … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Stumbling Monar

Sunday 20th April 14 – 8.5km, 600m ascent 5:15pm kick off from the carpark at Auchnashellac, I deliberately arrived late to ensure I got a space, as it turned out … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Training Days

2nd April 14 With the start of the TGO Challenge only 5 weeks away I thought some more days on the hills were definitely overdue, having decided to get out … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spring dawdle

10 – 14 Mar 2014 A seemly rare event, high pressure in charge, prompted a hasty departure on the train to Corrour (another ‘55 Club’ special), it’s a 7 hour … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ryvoan outing

9 – 11 Feb The weather still didn’t look good but I needed a couple of days in the hills, the southern Cairngorms was still getting pasted with snow so … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Playing in the snow

30 Jan 2014 A predicted lull in the seeming endless series of storms tempted my out for a day in the hills to try out the MSR Evo Ascent Snowshoes. … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailstar Nest & Bivi’s

My ‘go to’ backpacking shelter is the MLD Trailstar and after publishing my review and pitching guide I thought it was worthwhile to look at the accessories I’ve used to … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Beinn A’ Bhuird Bimble

10 – 12 Jan; 46km The weather forecast wasn’t perfect with high winds predicted to be effecting the Cairngorms but at least it seemed in the doable range and I … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

TGO 2014 Vetted!

Had the notification from John Manning this morning: Alan Hardy the Vetter requested….. “no revisions and I have therefore labelled you as “green-for-go” in my records!” Only 23 weeks to … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 7 Comments