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Feb 12th, 2017

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A bitter wind

It seemed a nice morning today and R and I set off early to climb Cnoc Coinnich. Although the MWis (mountain weather forecast service) said it was going to be windy – there was zero sign of it at loch level – in fact it was very pleasant and spring like. About two thirds of […]

Sep 11th, 2016

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Cnoc Coinnich and two mice

R and I went to climb Cnoc Coinnich again today as R hasn’t been up there since it ‘became’ a Corbett. Unfortunately, the weather, which had supposed to be ok until lunchtime, was decidedly not ok, and by the time we were at 500m the clag had come down and the wind had come up […]

Jul 3rd, 2016

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Our new Corbett – Cnoc Coinnich

I was delighted to hear that Cnoc Coinnich (Gaelic for “Mossy Knoll”)has been promoted to be a Corbett. It used to be the highest of the Grahams but has recently been resurveyed and found to be 762.5m rather than its previous 761m, and this tips it into the range of Corbetts. Regardless, it is a […]

Jun 18th, 2016

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What a walk tonight

I finished up work a bit early today (about 4ish) had a quick snack and then popped out and climbed Cnoc Coinnich. I was just thinking to myself what a place we live in where you can be working on a report at 4pm, at the top of a mountain at 7:30pm and home writing […]

Sep 14th, 2015

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The Brack and Cnoc Coinnich

Day two of our ‘staycation’ and the weather dawned quite a bit better. We set out to climb The Brack (a Corbett) and Cnoc Coinnich (1m off being a Corbett – so a very big Graham). My full account of the trip is here – but basically we had a very hard but good […]