Friday, 28 January 2011

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12: An Socach (Glen Affric)  (15th August 2010)

15,14,13:  Glen Affric trio (14th August 2010)

19,18,17,16: The Strathfarrar Four  (29th July 2010)

22,21,20 - the Conbhairean group  (23rd July 2010)

29-23:  7 in a day - it can only be...   (22nd July 2010)

30: Sgurr Mor, Glen Kingie (13th July, 2010)

The Coire Thollaid horseshoe, Glenfinnan  (12th July 2010)

Munro number 250:  Ben Avon (25th June 2010)

solo day revisiting some Cuillin peaks, and watching Winky, Tony, Pam and Andrew on the In Pinn (3 June 2010)

36,35,34: a wet day in Skye (2nd June 2010)

"rest day" on Skye (31st May 2010)

Hamish's Mountain Walk

Have just finished reading Hamish's Mountain Walk - for the second time.  

It is the story of Hamish Brown completing the first continuous ascent of all the Munros.  

I read it soon after it was published back in the late 1970s, but this time around I could picture most of the hills as he described them.  

It's a great read, highly recommended.  

Hamish has a very easy style, maintaining interest with many anecdotes along the way, as he battles with all the vagaries of the Scottish climate!  

Obviously, I don't have nearly the depth of experience that Hamish Brown has, but I can relate to his enjoyment of the hills, of being alone in the hills, and I love the way he naturally expresses his faith throughout the story.  

If you haven't read it, get a copy.