Monthly Archives: July 2013

Heading to Assynt – hope to have a walk on Stac Polly and then complete the Anson Memorial on Wednesday.

Heading up to Assynt this morning hopefully to complete the Assynt Memorial, I may get a walk in Stac Polly if the weather holds. Thanks for all the support it will be great if it all goes to plan weather … Continue reading

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Final Visit to Assynt – weather permitting to complete Memorial for Anson Crew.

On the 13th April 1941 an Anson aircraft from RAF Kinloss on a cross country training flight crashed near Ben More in the North West Highlands at Inchnadampth above Ullapool. The aircraft had taken off from Kinloss in less than … Continue reading

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Only After the last tree has been cut down?

We still never learn from nature or the past?

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Glenmore Lodge Courses 1965 – Guiding Fees 1965 – Climbing Gear.

I found a very old copy Mountaineering published from bi – annually by the British Mountaineering Council, it has some great articles in it. Above is a list of courses from Glenmore Lodge that makes interesting reading, especially the costs … Continue reading

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Easy weekend ahead. Watch out for fires

I have a social weekend with a BBQ with friends in Inverness the weather looks great and the sun is out after last weeks great weather in the sun in Skye. I was looking through my kit from Skye and … Continue reading

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Thunder and Lightning – very, very frightening!

This great weather has a few drawbacks one is the change this week and thunder and lightning is forecast. Last night there was a huge peal of thunder at my house, I am glad I was inside at the time. … Continue reading

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Sad rescue of Beinn a golden retriever! Maybe you would like to donate to Tayside MRT?

On 21st June 2013, a friends dog Beinn (a very good-natured, seven year old Golden Retriever)  collapsed with heart problems while out walking on the Drumochter hills. Tayside Mountain Rescue Team came to our assistance, evacuating Beinn from the hillside via … Continue reading

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