Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cul Mor in Assynt, Hill track damage and a meeting with Mr Munro

Cul Mor in early morning light from the Naismith Hut at Elphin what a view to have with breakfast, It was a wild night in the newly refurbished SMC Naismith hut at Elphin with high winds and rain rattling on the … Continue reading

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Visit to Moy Crag and the John Muir Trust lecture at Ullapool.

On the way to the lecture at Ullapool myself and my friend Tom stopped at Moy crag to have a look at the crag which has been developed over the last few years. The crag is roadside and is conglomerate … Continue reading

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To the Pathmakers of the Ben Nevis Path and to those who sponsor it a big thanks.

As I was making my way down the path form the North Face of Ben Nevis I mentioned how much it had improved. Long gone is the deep Somme like mud and peat hags, mind and leg breaking holes and … Continue reading

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Rope eaten by mice and the howling wind on the slopes of Ben Nevis

It was great to get to the hut and see the kids so excited about staying up there for the night. The wind was howling by now and we were glad to be in out of it. The hut is … Continue reading

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Good time in the winds with Friends at the CIC Hut on Ben Nevis.

I had arranged to meet Jenny, Val, Jamie and Annabel  for a night in the CIC Hut and despite the forecast they were still coming. I was at the hospital and had a hectic rush to meet them in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Wild weather forecast for the West Coast! The Best Laid schemes of mice and men.

I have just accessed the weather forecast and winds from 40 -60 mph are forecast for the next two days. I have friends travelling up to spend some time on the Ben , we may have to relook at it, they are … Continue reading

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Weather forecast not so good for next week on the Ben! A look back to the early days of Mountaineering.

I have just been sorting out some kit for my trip to the CIC Hut on Ben Nevis and looked at the weather it looks awful but I have friends coming up from down South so will have to go over … Continue reading

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