Author Archives: Steven Fergus

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West Highland Way – Day 6 – Kinlochleven to Fort William

I woke up to a beautiful winter morning. It was still cold, but the sun was shining and I was looking forward to the last leg of the journey. I was eager to get going, […]

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West Highland Way – Day 5 – Inveroran to Kinlochleven

The next morning I woke up frustrated after tossing and turning all night in a tent dripping with condensation. It was bitterly cold and my tent was encased in a thick layer of frost. As I […]

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Microadventure? What’s That!?

I was introduced to the phrase Microadventure by a friend who read an article in a magazine by Alastair Humphreys. Here’s a short quote from his website:   “That is why I came up with […]

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West Highland Way – Day 4 – Falls of Falloch to Inveroran

My hips seized up during the night which made for an uncomfortable nights sleep. I skipped breakfast, taped up my feet and set off early towards Tyndrum. It was a cold morning and I was […]

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West Highland Way – Day 2 & 3 – Garadhban Forest to Falls of Falloch

Day 2 I woke up in a cocoon of dampness and discomfort. My feet had already started to blister and ache from walking for miles with wet boots the previous day. I stuck my head out […]

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West Highland Way – Day 1 – Milngavie to Garadhban Forest

 The West Highland Way was Scotland’s first long distance walking route, stretching 96 miles (155km) from Milngavie to Fort William. It has been on my to-do-list for a few years now, but I always found […]

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Beinn Chabhair – Bog, Bog and More Bog

Route  Description: Beinn Chabhair, from Inverarnan Munros included on this walk: Beinn Chabhair Date walked 19/10/2016 Time taken: 5hrs 30min Ascent: 927m I spent hours looking for my “summer boots” only to realise that I […]

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Wild camp on Beinn a ‘Chrulaiste followed by Meall a’Bhuirid and Creise

On Thursday afternoon I checked the weather which was showing a 95% chance of cloud free Munros on both Thursday and Friday! After seeing this, I quickly packed my  rucksack and began to think of possible camping […]

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Ben Lui, Beinn a’Chleibh and Ben Oss

Ben Lui is one of those mountains that make me think “wow” every time I look at it. It’s been on my to-climb list for years and I wanted to make sure that the first […]

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The Lost Valley and Buachaille Etive Mòr

After spending the day in Fort William, I decided to take my girlfriend to The Lost Valley in Glencoe. The lost Valley is situated between Gearr Aonach and Beinn Fhada, and is said to be […]

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