Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Northern lights last night in Morayshire and all over Scotland – we live in a special place.

Late last night I got a text from a mate in the village saying the Northern lights were in the sky and as it was during the football I nearly missed it. I went down to the back shore in … Continue reading

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I learnt about Mountaineering from that. An epic in the Northern Corries. No 2!

In 1982 after 10 years constant mountaineering out over (45 weekends a year) I thought that I was now I was an experienced mountaineer and was a bit cocky as we all can be. The Cairngorms take no prisoners and … Continue reading

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Am Faochaig (A mountain for a dry day or a frosty day)

I had planned to try and get out this week the weather was against me the last few days. The forecast on the MWIS ( Mountain Weather Information Forecast) was for winds from 20 – 30 mph and getting stronger … Continue reading

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Busy time for Mountain Rescue in Lochaber. Thinking of you all.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team have been very busy with two big call – outs one in the Corrour which was a long 12 hour job in the wildest conditions. Mountain Rescuers are usually pretty cautious in what they say in … Continue reading

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A Visit to Hamish McInnes in Glencoe, what a man.

As the weather was very poor this weekend in Lochaber there was no hill for me, I have had enough years of getting soaked, wet and scared,  I decided to visit Hamish McInnes in Glencoe as I had a few … Continue reading

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Superb night at the Fort William Mountain Festival.

Last Night the weather  was wild in Lochaber and I never got on the hills, the rain was pouring down for a lot of the weekend so I had a social time catching up with old friends and another great … Continue reading

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Hill Running Highs – Fort William Mountain Festival. Please come tonight it will be incredible!

Really enjoyable night at Fort William Mountain Festival despite the torrential rain that fell Last night it was the Hill Running night at the Fort William Mountain Festival really enjoyable and Manny gave his great chat on the Corbetts.  The audience was enthralled as … Continue reading

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