Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dolphins or was it a bigger fish in the Moray Firth yesterday?

A great day off the hills yesterday and a fun came of golf at Hopeman in very strong sunshine and perfect weather and frozen greens! The views of the Moray Firth are spell bounding along with the hills covered in … Continue reading

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More Blue Sky days in the Cairngorms and a quiet corrie of the snows.

This weather continues, blue skies, little wind and Scotland at its best what a spell we are having. As I drove across the Dava Moor in late morning the Cairngorms were looking exceptional. It was another amazing day that just … Continue reading

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Off to the Cairngorms – then to RAF Winter Course for a wee chat at Grantown on Spey.

I managed to dig up an old photo of Tower Ridge on the RAF Mountain Rescue Winter Course in 1974, what a great but long day.  My first look down the gap in winter was scary and a climber (very … Continue reading

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Tranters Round in winter completed in record time – incredible!

Over the weekend of 23-24 Feb Lochaber-based runner Jon Gay took a whopping three hours (plus) off the recent winter Ramsay Round record, with a stunning time of 23 hours 18 minutes. Read more at Must get out tomorrow after … Continue reading

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Progression of winter mountaineering – a chat to the Annual RAF Winter Course at Grantown on Spey.

It was great to have a quiet day sort the kit out and watch the rugby – how did we win that? I enjoyed it all and then spent most of the day, where it snowed a little then the … Continue reading

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Lecture at Clachaig Inn In Glencoe on Tuesday night – worth a visit! Andy Nelson !

  Well worth a visit if in the area. Andy is a very experienced mountaineer and it  will be a great night. If in the area of Glencoe well worth the time. Learn from the best!

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Fort William Mountain Festival – Last chance. Reaburns Gully Meagaidh

          Today is the last day of the Fort William Mountain Festival – it will be a great night have and look and you will not be disappointed.  It is the Best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival … Continue reading

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Busy day a walk in the Cairngorms – time to think and a party with some great friends.

After my great day on the West Coast at Kintail the body was really feeling the pace. I had an early night and after a sort of my kit my crampons (one was needing adjusted, strange?) I slept well. I had … Continue reading

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Incredible weather on The Saddle – rock hard snow be careful – wonderful views.

The drive down was incredible in Paul’s magic car and after the ususal delay in Inverness – Ian having breakfast we took of as a group of 6 for Kintail. The views were outstanding, blue skies, snow and bright sunshine with a … Continue reading

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Off to the West Coast and hopefully that magnificent mountain the Saddle – one of the finest in Scotland.

I had a great day yesterday golfing with the sun out  all day and the views across the Moray (Mediterranean) Firth outstanding. The snow-capped  Ben Wyvis with blue skies and the white waves in the Firth made it a magic day. The … Continue reading

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