I’ve lived in Scotland, on and off (mostly on) since 1998. It genuinely does feel like home after all this time, even though I miss South Africa chronically at times. It’s actually hard to put into words just how beautiful Scotland is, but it has been voted in the top 10 most beautiful countries in the world, more than once!

The Southern regions are pretty flat, but heading north, once you pass Glasgow & Edinburgh, the terrain changes dramatically – rolling hills become the Cairngorm Mountain range, pocketed with Lochs and Glens, with scenic little villages and towns hidden throughout.

I’m lucky enough to have lived all over Scotland, from 6 months in Edinburgh back in 2009, to 5 years in Ullapool, and a few spots in between such as Pitlochry, Kinloch Rannoch, and the Isle of Mull. Aberdeen has been home since 2013. Read about my travels in this most amazing of lands below…

In 2019 I decided that it was time to get my lazy bum up a few of Scotland's prettier peaks, the Munros. I'm aiming to do a couple a year, and I'll be writing something about each of them as I go. The list of mountains I've completed is below, but you can head over to my Munros page to find out about each mountain in a bit more detail... Read More

Number Name Height Completed?
1 Ben Nevis 1345  
2 Ben Macdui 1309
3 Braeriach 1296  
4 Cairn Toul 1291  
5 Sgòr an Lochain Uaine 1258  
6 Cairn Gorm 1245  
7 Aonach Beag (Nevis Range) 1234  
8 Aonach Mòr 1221  
9 Càrn Mòr Dearg 1220  
10 Ben Lawers 1214

Number Name Height Completed?
11 Beinn a' Bhùird 1197  
12 Càrn Eige 1183  
13 Beinn Mheadhoin 1182  
14 Màm Sodhail 1181  
15 Stob Choire Claurigh 1177  
16 Ben More 1174  
17 Ben Avon 1171  
18 Stob Binnein 1165  
19 Beinn Bhrotain 1157  
20 Lochnagar 1155

Number Name Height Completed?
47 Beinn Ghlas 1103
58 Schiehallion 1083
69 Glas Maol 1068
71 Cairn of Claise 1064
72 Bidein a Ghlas Thuill (An Teallach) 1062
73 Sgurr Fiona (An Teallach) 1060
95 Carn 'a Mhaim 1037
113 Carn an Tuirc 1019
159 Creag Leacach 987
184 Ben Lomond 974
218 Driesh 948
235 Mount Keen 939
253 Mayar 929