Ben Sgrithgeal

To the south lie Loch Hourn and the Knoydart peninsula. To the east and north the big summits of the Five Sisters and behind them the Mullardoch mountains. Out west, we gazed toward Eigg, Rum, and Skye. “The view remains in my mind, as possibly the finest I have ever… Continue reading

Wainstones 31st of May

On Bank Holiday Monday, the 31st of May 2021 we had the first York Mountaineering Club climbing day out in what seems like an eternity. The weather and venue could not have been better and our group of eight had a most pleasant day at the Wainstones. There were surprisingly… Continue reading


30 April 2021 Having not been in the mountains for over a year,it was decided that as soon as the border reopened I was to head North. After notifying Storm of my intended plans we jumped in the van and headed up the M74. We eventually arrived at the Victoria… Continue reading

More than half a glass

Creag Meagaidh requires 880 metres of ascent to the summit. Gairich, (just as another example) 730 metres. But you might benchmark 1000 metres uphill for a typical Highland day.  I decided to see how many of those pesky brown lines could be crossed in a moderate day close to York:-… Continue reading