2015 – the year in review

I’m a bit late to the party with reviewing last year but December was such a busy month (and I still have not caught up with all my trip reports).

However, 2015 was an epic year for being outdoors.  It was dominated by hills, hills and more hills with less running or cycling than in previous years as weekends away in the Bongo presided over any other plans.

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Ben Lui & Beinn a’Chleibh (Tyndrum)

After another great breakfast at the Green Welly Stop in Tyndrum, Ally and I were pondering over what to do this day.  The day was looking OK but not amazing, but we really wanted to walk up Ben Lui.  However we only wanted to go up this beautiful mountain if it wasn’t going to be covered in cloud.  Much like the day we went up the Buachaille, we hummed and hawed, drove past it several times to see the summit in cloud, then began to drive further south where the forecast looked a bit brighter.  Then for whatever reason I can’t remember, we changed our minds and turned back again.

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An Caisteal and Beinn a’Chroin (Crianlaraich)

The western weather high was still forecast for a few days.  This was so fortunate!  How often this summer has the west (and indeed the east) of Scotland been raining?  We were this way for a few days in the van and decided on the pair of Munros near Crianlarich, An Caisteal and Beinn a’Chroin.  In fact it was going to be three with the inclusion of Beinn Chabhair, but after looking at the descent and reascent we would have to do, we suddenly felt lazy.

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