Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Best Laid Schemes – Golf in Delhi and “The Chasm” a fine gully climb in Glencoe

I had planned a day on the hill today with the Webmaster “Ned Kelly” he is now helping bring a boat back from Gairloch on the West Coast to winter in Inverness.  So “the best laid schemes of mice and men” … Continue reading

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Great weather up North. Dundonnell MRT 40 Year Anniversary. Rythm & Reel a magic Band.

This week is the fortieth anniversary of the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team and they are having their Anniversary party at Strathpeffer on Saturday night, music by Rythm & Reel a wonderful Scottish band long associated with the team. I am very lucky to have … Continue reading

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A blast from the past Glencoe boys and Colleen arrive in town.

Yesterday Chalky & Colleen his lovely wife arrived for a flying visit, they are over from Canada and came all the way up to visit me in Burghead. They had been in the UK for two weeks, Chalky is a big … Continue reading

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Kinloss MRT New Team Leader Wullie Mac Ritchie

My great friend Wullie Mac Ritchie takes over as Team Leader at RAF Kinloss in the next few weeks. Wullie joined RAF Mountain Rescue in the mid 80.s at RAF Leuchars and it will be great to see him back as the Team Leader … Continue reading

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Steam wagons visit Burghead.

 I was in the wee house getting ready for the Royal visit of my friend Chalky & Colleen from Canada when I heard a rumble outside and the blast of a whistle a steam tractor was heading up the street … Continue reading

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Winter on its way, windy day on Corryhabbie hill near Dufftown

I had planned to go to the Cairngorms but the weather forecast was wild so a smaller hill was planned. I am trying to finish my Corbetts which are hills listed in the famous Corbett Tables. There are 221 of them listed … Continue reading

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First Snow on hills in Torridon, winter is coming. Corryhabbie Hill near Dufftown.

My spies in Kinlochewe have told me that there was a smattering of snow on Liathach yesterday and young Ryan (the spy) was excited. Ryan works for Torridon Activities and is a local lad and member of the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team. Ryan’s Dad is … Continue reading

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Ben More Mull misty photos- Beinn Na Lap and another Munro compleatist.

  I just received a photo of John Mulgrew on the summit of his last Munro Ben More on Mull, John is a Golf professional Tutor for the PGA.  John hit a ball from the summit and on a wild day he said … Continue reading

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Alford Golf Course in great weather and plans for this week a visit to Glencoe

  The weather was superb yesterday and I enjoyed a wonderful day at Alford Golf Course on a Seniors Golf day out from Hopeman. The sun was out and though the course was wet in places we had a superb … Continue reading

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Psychovertical – a great read! By Andy Kirkpatrick- Well done Al On last Munro!

    ‘Psychovertical is a powerful if intensely personal book, well written, sometimes brilliantly so. It charts Kirkpatrick’s fractured upbringing and subsequent escape to a life of extreme climbing and close calls… He is a clear, spare writer, and a … Continue reading

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