Monthly Archives: May 2014

Ben Nevis – early start, magic views, red snows and outstanding views.

I have had a great couple of days and just back from an early morning walk up Ben Nevis. The day before I had a superb day with the grandchildren, we went looking for Dolphins at Channory point but unfortunately … Continue reading

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Time with Grand – kids and then head to Ben Nevis Early start!

Both Grand – kids are up for a few days and today I will meet them in Inverness and hopefully see the Dolphins at Channory Point. I had their dog Flo for a day and what great fun we had, … Continue reading

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Yosemite memories!

It was very early when I met these guys at the top of the Yosemite Falls and they had some fun crossing the void, great characters and offered me a go, I quickly declined! Some memories of my trip to … Continue reading

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Great effort – Munro Round completed.

Mission complete! Many congratulations to Dan Duxbury who has finished his Munro Round when he reached the summit of Ben Hope at 8.22 this morning     (read more at¬† And also huge thanks to everyone who supported his fundraising … Continue reading

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Thunder and Lightening – very, very frightening, some ways of staying alive.

Yesterday I was having a golf match with the Aford Seniors, it was at my local golf club Hopeman. The forecast was for a shower or two but it would be a great day out in good company. I was … Continue reading

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Alaska Memories – Denali – The flight in to the glacier! One shot Pass!

I had an interesting trip to Alaska in 1996 – previous trips by other friends had showed blue skies and great weather, incredible peaks and unlimited sun light! ¬†Unfortunately our trip was not like this at all. The long trip … Continue reading

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Ben Rinnes Wellington air crash a bit more info. Thanks John Ritchie.

My trip to my local Corbett Ben Rinnes (The Headland Hill) last week in very bad weather with a good friend John Ritchie who is a very active aircraft historian visited the site of the Wellington Crash near the summit. … Continue reading

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Moray Walking Festival 19 -23 June

Only a month to go before the Moray Walking Festival Starts, so book now at While there are still plenty of places left. The Cameron McNeish events are proving popular so don’t hang around if you want to go!

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Dealing with Psoriasis – Medical in Confidence?

Psoriasis   I have been asked to help with a NHS video about Psoriasis from my friends at Doctor Gray’s hospital in Elgin. I have been unfortunate to have had this awful skin disease since I was 19. It can … Continue reading

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Conservation is not landscaping ?

Originally posted on Letters, etc.:
Planting in our woods precludes future options that nature might have selected without human interference, says Adam Watson At Glen Quoich by Braemar in 1942 I first walked in Old Caledonian pinewood. Vividly do I…

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