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Scotland in Winter: 5 Minute Mountains

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Is work sucking the life out of you today?

Well, close your office door, put your headphones on, and set your sights on these fine videos of winter climbing in Scotland produced by TGO magazine. Narrated by Editor-at-Large, Cameron McNeish, these peaks are a fine example of the breathtaking beauty you can find under 5,000 feet in the Scottish winter.

God, I wish I was there now.

Ben Lawers

Ben Lawers is one of the highest peaks in the UK at 3,983 ft in height. In Scottish Gaelic, it’s name is Beinn Labhair, which means Hill of the Loud Stream.

Ben Macdui

Ben Macdui (4,295 ft) is the second highest munro in the Scotland after Ben Nevis, and the highest mountain in the Cairngorms mountain range. It’s Scottish Gaelic name is Beinn Mac Duibh, meaning mountain of the son of MacDuff.

Ben Ledi

Ben Ledi is a Corbett located near Stirling with an elevation of 2,884 ft. It’s name in Scottish Gaelic is Beinn Leitir, meaning hill of the long mountain.

For more fantastic Scotland Winter scenery, visit the photo gallery at Moran Mountaineering.

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2 comments

  1. Excellent – as soon as the market closes, I'm going to kick my feet up on the desk and watch these. I second your thoughts, I wish my window looked out over snowy mountains right now (OK, the view over the South China Sea isn't too shabby, but…).

    I'll throw another one into the mix:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP-HQDEym6E

  2. Great video. Thanks for sharing that one too.

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