Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year – thanks for following the Blog. Off to Kintail for New Year.

Heading off today to Kintail on the West Coast with the Moray Mountaineering Club to Morvich for the  New Year we will have to wait and see what the weather brings. This is another great area with superb hills and … Continue reading

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Sad news from Skye.

The  sad news came in yesterday afternoon that the missing walker Graham Patterson  who fell on Skye has been found unfortunately a tragedy for the family who are in my thoughts.  A huge effort was involved by all the Agencies involved,The … Continue reading

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Thoughts are with those involved in Skye search in extreme weather.

As those who follow the blog will know I was in Skye 2 weeks ago and had a great time in wild weather. I was with 2 friends from the Skye Mountain Rescue Team. Skye like all the Mountain Rescue Teams is … Continue reading

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Why – Achnashellach Station has one of the best views in Scotland. A bargain at the New Year sales!

It was a great day yesterday and the roads were fine the hills were plastered with snow and though the light was dull it gave everything a monochrome look.  We set of from Achnashellach Station a small railway station with … Continue reading

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Early start for Achnasheen for a wander in the North West.

I hope to head out to the North West tomorrow weather permitting with Pete Amphlett to Achnasheen/ Achnacheallach for a wander. It will be great to get out and we go with a flexible plan for the day as you … Continue reading

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Burghead Boxing day swim at 1430 today!

History How did the “Burghead Boxing Day Swim” start? This was the question asked about the imminent 25th anniversary of the event. It started off a a swim in the harbour by a few locals on Boxing Day was decided upon because … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – from Aviemore – Love to you all!

Thanks for all the kind words on the last few blogsI am now at Aviemore after a busy day. I went down and visited the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams from Kinloss and Leuchars who are in Kingussie for Christmas on … Continue reading

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