The Lakes of Vens looked impossibly beautiful. High in the mountains at 2400 metres the three blue-green pools lie in a hanging valley surrounded by sensationally jagged ridges, overlooked by a small Club Alpine Francais refuge. We spent most of the afternoon failing to take good enough pictures, and were … Continue reading


    Some pictures of a couple of days at Easter. Steve’s Munro list took us to Glas Tulachain and Carn an Righ — the Hill of The King, followed by the Beinn a’Ghlo circuit.    Boisterous northwesterly weather often means short sharp squalls of rain or hail which quickly … Continue reading


WEST COAST TOUGH NUTS Downwards, we made our weary way in the bright afternoon. Already, the low November sun had cast Loch Creran into a black fjord-like shade, where its waters pointed seawards to Lismore, Ardgour, Mull, and the West. The conversation was mainly about how two relatively lowly west … Continue reading

September Sea Cliffs

North Pembrokeshire Sea Cliffs   Mid-September brought sunny weather to SW Wales, and Maria and I had a few days climbing some excellent routes on slabby sea cliffs near St David’s. Low tide was conveniently around lunchtime, making the middle of the day ideal for climbing. At Porth-Clais we climbed Diagonal … Continue reading