Mountain of the month: December 2017; Craig Wion, Snowdonia, Wales

Mountains in December came in the form of a new year trip to Snowdonia. After the early snowfall that November and December experienced I had visions of snowy days on the Snowdon massif akin to those I have been fortunate enough to experience in previous winters. However, this was not to be. Snowdonia is a…

Two Corbetts and a Marilyn: Capers in the Cairngorms

That’s the third time I’ve been blown off the path – do you think we should make a new plan? Uttered by one member of our group 90 minutes into our planned ‘epic’ munro mountain day. A new plan was definitely in order. One thing I learnt from this short foray into the beautiful Cairngorms over…

Dreaming of a Scottish winter

Crisp white snow, blue skies, rainbows, sleet, hail, rain, more sun, more rain, driving winds, horizontal rain and then sun again – remind you of anywhere? You guessed it – Scotland where three seasons in a day is one season short of the standard. I’m getting excited about a few trips coming up including one…