Monthly Archives: August 2011

IA trip to Rockall,300 miles West of the Hebrides and some new climbs on a lonely sea stack..

I was looking for a good photo of Scotty when I came across my photos of a trip to Rockall in July 1982. Rockall is a long way out from the Hebrides and we were asked to safeguard a group … Continue reading

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Memories of Scotty and the Old Man of Hoy

Yesterdays wee blog brought some great emails from various friends as memories of Derek Scott were rekindled. It is amazing the power of the internet to bring back some great memories. The team went out on a few trips to … Continue reading

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Burghead Harbour on a wild day. Old Man of Hoy log book found!

The weather was pretty bad at the weekend so I was busy at home resting the old war wound from golf. I managed a wee walk in the wind to the harbour stopping at Big Kev’s for a free coffee. … Continue reading

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Wild weather in the North Of Scotland, snow forecast for high tops.

Rockfall in Coire an t – Sneachda August 2011 Wild weather all night with high winds and rain as the bad weather hits the North East of Scotland. The forecast for today mentions snow and sleet on the high tops, … Continue reading

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Is golf dangerous? Rock fall in the Cairngorms.

I had a great day yesterday playing golf at Granton On Spey with a wonderful view of the Cairngorms all day. The weather was great most of the day but ended with thunder and rain but we got the game played. … Continue reading

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The Cairngorms and Ben Macdui in lovely weather and a visit to the Avro Anson Memorial.

The West ridge of and the great cliffs of coire an Lochan. The weather forecast was not so good mentioning thunder and possible lightning yet we had a wonderful day in the Cairngorms with Ryan and Yeni. The midges were out … Continue reading

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Libya – Lockerbie a few thoughts. Try to enjoy every day no matter what is happening in this crazy world.

Libya is all  the news just now with politicians gloating in their success! Libya has always been important to me and I was a bit disappointed when I heard that the man convicted for the Lockerbie bombing had been freed … Continue reading

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