September 2013

The John Muir Trail was completed in 14 days finishing on the 9th September 2013. Completed the trek in two days quicker than the last time I did the trail in 2010 with 6 days from Yosemite Valley to the Vermillion Valley Resort and a rest day and then 8 days to Mount Whitney and Whitney Portal. The walk was as brilliant as before but this time I felt I experienced the mountain scenery more and also went swimming in a number of the wonderful mountain lakes along the way. It was also good to do the walk with the company of Mike as well as Vere and Fionna who we met early on in the walk.

A fantastic life affirming trip !

The trip report is now on the site - go to the John Muir Trail 2013 page to see the details.

May 2014

Excellent munro bagging trip in the hills to the East of the Grey Corries. 25 peaks bagged in six days. Details on the Munros Eastern Highlands pages.

August 2014

Another really good Munro session in the Eastern Highlands. 45 peaks climbed in 10 days with the most on one day being 9 in a walk around Glen Shee. Not many left to do now!

June 2015

A good session of mopping up. The campaign started in the Cairngorms with the two remaining peaks Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a'Bhlair. Further South the 5 remaining Munros in the Blair Atholl region were climbed in one long day. Four peaks in the Etive and Crianlairich area were next on the hit list followed by the two Munros on Liathach. The week of walking was then finished off with the ascent of Blaven but I had to turn back from Stob Dub Mor due to bad weather.

October 2015

The last two remaining Munros, Stob Dub Mor on Skye and Ben Mor on Mull were climbed in the first weekend in October.

September 2016

The GR 54 tour of the Ecrin district of the French Alps completed in 10 days.

August 2022

Well I have started my round of the Corbett Hillls. I made my first Corbett bagging trip at the beginning of June and managed to get to the top of 15 Corbetts in the time. I was hoping to have some considerably more than this number but they are turning out to pretty tough mountains and take quite a lot of energy to climb. I have my next trip at the beginning of September and I am going to take a different approach - doing the peaks in small chunks rather than trying to do lots in day all linked together. I hope this approach will work out better and be more efficient at getting through them in a reasonable time. We shall see!!!