Tag: cairngorms

Clais Fhearnaig Circuit

I have not updated this blog for a few weeks as the weather has been pretty appalling really and we have not been out doing much. Not much that anyone would find interesting anyway. The Clais Fhearnaig, locally pronounced something like Clash Yarnaig or Clash Yarnaich and meaning “Narrow Hollow Of Alders”, is a narrow…

By Fred Carrie 1 September 2020 2

Carn na Drochaide

Well known Scottish mountaineer Hamish Brown wrote that Corbetts tend to make better viewpoints than Munros because of their lesser height. For those unfamiliar with this terminology, a Corbett is any individual Scottish hill with a height of between 2500 and 2999.99 feet and a separation of at least 500 vertical feet from any surrounding…

By Fred Carrie 22 July 2020 4

Cairngorm and Munth Trout

For most people, the Cairngorms need no introduction, but perhaps the reader is less familiar with The Munth. The Mounth, known to the older folk on Deeside as The Munth, is the continuous area of high ground and mountains on the southern edge of the main Cairngorm range, running from Drumochter in the west to…

By Fred Carrie 2 April 2020 0

Loch nan Stuirteag

In Scotland there are many remote, hard to get to lochs, then there are some that are out there in a class of their own. Loch nan Stuirteag, most definitely falls into this later category. With a 10 mile walk-in over rough and often boggy terrain and a climb of over 2000 feet, not including…

By Fred Carrie 29 March 2020 0