True Highlands Blog
For many, the appeal of the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands is the feeling of being disconnected – from emails, texts, social media, civilisation – and there’s nothing that can beat that feeling. Stepping away from the computer and into the hills gives an unrivalled feeling of freedom. But don’t be too quick to forget about your mobile phone – there are lots of apps, tips and tricks to help you stay safe in the hills on there!
One of the most popular pass-times in the Highlands is the pursuit of Munro bagging (hiking to the summit of mountains over 3000ft). To an outsider it can seem a daunting hobby to break into. There is a jargon and a set of unwritten rules that are vaguely intimidating, as well as the safety warnings that can be very off-putting. Here is a basic introduction that will hopefully de-mystify the art of munro-ing a bit and provide a few tips on where to get started.