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Why everybody should visit Scotland

Postby mallowman » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:10 am

I went to Torridon in the northwest of Scotland in February for a winter climbing trip. Here's a link to an account of the trip. I hope you enjoy, thanks,
Stephen
http://howlingmist.blogspot.ie/2013/03/ ... -2013.html
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Re: Why everybody should visit Scotland

Postby punj89 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:40 pm

good stuff! since im Scottish and live in scotland i do lots of walking and climbing within Scotland

was on lIathach about the same time you were and had equally good conditions/weather

last weekend got lucky enough to get the Skye and on the wintery Cuillin whitch IMO are the finest mountains in Scotland

http://grahamwyllie.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: Why everybody should visit Scotland

Postby punj89 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:46 pm

if you want a bit of scrambling the new SMC book came out not too long ago

http://www.cordee.co.uk/Skye-Scrambles- ... -7610.html

i only have the larger climbing version but this should have various scrambling routes to the peaks on the main ridge

i dont have any experience with any other island specific guides, only the larger munro, corbett ones that are for the whole of scotland

if you need any advice specific advice on what to do then im happy to give you some ideas based if you tell me what your looking for.
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Re: Why everybody should visit Scotland

Postby asmrz » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:42 am

My wife Penelope and I went to Scotland in the winter of 2010. It was the first time for me, fourth time for her (she's a Brit). I loved the mountains and the Scottish scenery overall. I would go as far as to say that Scotland's mountains and the general area of the Highlands are to me some of the best kept secrets anywhere. Wonderful climbing opportunities, great people, no crowds (in winter) and incredible scenery. Highly recommended.
I would love to visit again and we will. We just scratched the area (Tyndrum, Glencoe, Nevis) in 2010. One can stay in great and reasonable accomodations in the area and many climbs can be done as day trips, so one can combine comfort and climbing, something I have not been used to much. It is very easy to get used to Scotland.
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Re: Why everybody should visit Scotland

Postby pauldavies9983 » Tue May 28, 2013 1:49 pm

Yes, I am completely agreed with you, Scotland is an amazing country for those who have interest in hiking and climbing. There are different hiking destinations such as West highland way, which is very popular for their natural beauty. If you want more information on West highland way, you can visit: http://www.hillwalkscotland.com/west-hi ... y-overview
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Re: Why everybody should visit Scotland

Postby mountainmanjohn » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:46 pm

Just visited Skye for the second time bed and breakfast comfort with daytime exploration.....Wilderness, coastal beauty, Rock scenary to die for. Scotland is an amazing destination.
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