Tag Archives: Europe

Cheese Sandwiches and a Flask of Barszcz

Bright sunshine today drew me to the Kampinos National Park (Kampinoski Park Narodowy) to test my knee (injured in the autumn) on a 14km hike in the snow in temperatures a little below freezing.

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Conival and Ben More Assynt

This post takes me back a few weeks to Neil and my holiday based in Ullapool where we did a bit of Munro bagging – our last walk on 24 May took in Conival (987m, M158) and Ben More Assynt … Continue reading

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Ben Wyvis

My plan for the week in Ullapool with Neil was to have three days Munro bagging with intervening rest days. After our walk on Sunday, our plan on Tuesday 22 May was to visit Ben Wyvis (Gaelic: Glas Leathad Mor … Continue reading

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Not Quite Everest

It seems much longer than 2 weeks ago that I was reading Wade Davis’ “Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest”. Initially I found myself irked by the author’s constant use of superlatives and gushing … Continue reading

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Down Home – Campbeltown

Although born and raised in Campbeltown (Gaelic: Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain) my connections to the town were pretty  much severed around 1980.  I’ve since visited twice – in June 2007, when I was in Scotland with a few free days, … Continue reading

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