Monthly Archives: January 2013

Big winds – yesterday in Scotland.

The House still standing a few slates loose but wild all over, I am glad I was not out yesterday on the hills it was wild at sea level. I am hoping things are calming down today and my house … Continue reading

Posted in Enviroment, Films, Mountain rescue, mountain safety | Leave a comment

Wind – wind & more wind. Kit hints – why throw it away,maybe get it repaired?

Another stormy night winds of over 100 mph have been recorded and I thought the wee house would fall down. I was so glad to be inside with the fire on. From the MWIS weather service Westerly, widely 60 to 80mph across … Continue reading

Posted in Enviroment, Friends, Local area and events to see, mountain safety, Wildlife | 4 Comments

The Wind can be a killer – windy on Ben Rinnes!

  We were away early after a good breakfast you cannot beat porridge to start the day, the forecast was high winds later in the afternoon and winds of 40 -50 on the summit. It was bright and cheery when … Continue reading

Posted in Equipment, mountain safety | Leave a comment

Wind crashing all night – stormy East coast – off to Ben Rhinnes!

I have an old freind Pete Greening up from the land of hot rock and Surf Cornwall. He has been at a AMI weekend at Glenmore Lodge and is now up for two weeks for some winter fun. The weather … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Himalayas/ Everest | Leave a comment

Wild weather over the weekend so watching Andy Murray. Weather & Avalanche forecasts.

I missed my other Burns night last night as I was feeling a bit unwell, I hope it is not the flu. I did go to Inverness and the mountains did look superb, covered in snow and with the sun … Continue reading

Posted in Avalanche info, Friends, mountain safety | Leave a comment

Grand Burns Night with friends at Castle Hughes. Lochindorb Castle and yes Wind farms!

It was a great night with Wendy and a few friends to celebrate Burns Night in Morayshire, a fun night and the weather was not too bad. Ian and Glenda drove across the Dava Moor and made it back home … Continue reading

Posted in Enviroment, Family, Friends, Local area and events to see | 3 Comments

Burns Night – From wintry Morayshire!

As a boy from Ayr the same as Robbie Burns he was a big part of the areas folklore and history. He was also some poet, heard world-wide and loved by many. How apt these words are when we are late back … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Poems | Leave a comment