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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