Monthly Archives: October 2010

Mount Kinabalu

At 13,435 feet this is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and West Papua and the tenth highest mountain in South East Asia – not the highest as some claim (that is the subject of my post “Highest Mountain in SE … Continue reading

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Oriental Whip Snake

The above excellent photo of an Oriental Whip Snake was taken by my talented colleague David Gandy in Bangkok’s Railway Park (Suan Rot Fay) which is about five minutes from my home. This is such a beautiful snake, not uncommon but hard to spot. The last … Continue reading

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Beinn Dearg, Torridon

Beinn Dearg by Michael Stirling-Aird Munro “baggers” often miss this one because it falls short of the magic 3,000 ft mark.  In 2007, the Munro Society, yes there is one,  commissioned a professional survey of Beinn Dearg in order to ascertain its height, … Continue reading

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An Teallach “The Forge”

This is probably one of Britain’s most dramatic of mountains and certainly one of its most challenging. I had climbed most of the Munros in the immediate Torridon area and had long been recommended An Teallach further to the north. I decided to give it … Continue reading

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