Category Archives: Hikes

TD#3. Sgor nam Fiannaidh and Pap of Glencoe.

First attempt to Aonach Eagach. Last year we climbed Sgor nam Fiannaidh, that is a highest point Aonach Eagach – longest ridge in UK. What I remember from that trip is constantly moaning Hurricane. She complained about “stupid rocks and stupid mountains”, and how she hates those rocky paths. At some point I told her […]
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Travel diary #2. Glencoe and Ballachulish.

Location. Both villages are located in the Lochaber area of Scottish Highlands. For people who are not entirely familiar with Scottish Highlands geography I would described the location as close to Fort William or Oban. Those villages are very old settlements and both have very rich history, but I am not going to repeat Wikipedia’s […]
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Mr Sting’s diary #1. Climbing in Scotland.

I turned 40 at the end of the September #sadface. As annoying and frustrating as it is, there is nothing I can do about that, might as well just get on with it. I am strong and fit so I cannot complain but I can slowly feel the time bearing down. There is so much […]
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Warning! Common people on the slope! The summer ski experience for whole family in Switzerland.

Ski paradise Zermatt is a paradise for skiers, it is not a secret! The town is full of them during the winter season. While, summer is mainly for hikers and climbers, the lovers of winter sports can find something for themselves even during summer season. Zermatt offers a great summer ski experience on the glacier […]
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Family hike at Matterhorn Glacier Trail. How did we survive high altitude walk with kids in hazy weather.

One of the most popular hiking trails in Zermatt is Matterhorn Glacier Trail. Basically everything in Zermatt is about Matterhorn. Obviously other peaks are popular too but, come on! Who does not know Matterhorn? People do not always realise that they know it! Look at the below picture. Being in Zermatt you have to go […]
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The love for mountain travelling by Mr Sting.

Why most of our holiday or short break destinations are mountains or places with castle nearby?  Well, I was born in town that is an entrance/gate to absolutely magical Polish mountains – Bieszczady.  My dad apart from his normal day job was a volunteer in mountain rescue.  The way mountain rescue work at that time […]
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Glacier Adventure (by Hurricane)

Getting startedIt really was amazing, everything… “Wake up! We are going!” I didn’t even have time to think. It was six o’clock in the morning and it was time for breakfast, I wasn’t tired but my dad sure was. Ten minutes past, and I was getting ready for something extraordinary, a trip on the glacier. […]
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Glen Coe

During half term, last week of May we have had a fantastic family trip to Scotland. We love nature, mountains, hiking, climbing and generally walking. Scottish Highland has always been one of our favourite destination. This time the main target was to go to the top of the Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland […]
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