Monthly Archives: May 2014

Glen Affric – Wind-farm proposal?

I love Glen Affric these great glens mean so much to me and I do not visit them enough these days, I was privileged to walk them when they were very quite places and few ventured. My big walks across … Continue reading

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Moray Coast in the sun. Dolphins, seals and so much wild life.

It was a really hot day yesterday with the shorts on for the first time this year as the temperatures reached 23 degrees at Kinloss. This was Scotland’s hottest temperature of the year so far.  I had a visit to … Continue reading

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Sheneval Bothy – Update – Thanks to all for their hard work.

Peter Aitken – has recently retired as Maintenance Officer of Shenevall Mountain Bothy He sent me the Association Update Shenevall – a big thank you to Peter for all his work over the years, great people, great work. He sent … Continue reading

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Lliwedd climbing and a long way for a climb – Fonaven away from the crowds.

I was reading on Social Media about a friend climbing in North Wales on the magnificent Lliwedd the classic Rock Climbs of Avalanche, Red Wall and Longland’s Continuation.  This cliff is 1000 feet and a place of great character and … Continue reading

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Memories of Wales – The Snowdon Bike Race and ice climbing in Canada.

I am heading to Onich after the cup final this afternoon to meet a friend  Pete Kay who I served with at RAF Valley in North Wales in the late 70’s. Pete  is on a motorbike trip to Scotland. Pete … Continue reading

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Corgarff Castle – Culloden – Brown Cow Hill another Corbett.

I headed back from Ballater yesterday and the weather was great John was gone by 0630 for his travels into the wilds of An Sgarsoch and Carn an Fhidleir another big day for him over 40 k and a 12 … Continue reading

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Linn Of Dee and the Corbet Sgor Mor

I managed another enjoyable Corbett yesterday, it was a familiar drive up to Linn Of Dee after a good sleep in the accommodation in Ballater Pine Tree Cottage. John was away early on his quest for new Munros, he was … Continue reading

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A new Corbett at Linn Of Quoich – Carn na Drochaide – Deeside

The day started with an appointment to the Spynie Dental Clinic near Elgin as I had broke my temporary filling in my tooth. I was dreading it as I thought that the tooth had gone and all that work for … Continue reading

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Aircraft Crashes on the Cairngorms – Part 1- Ben a’ Bhuird – The Oxford

This weekend I was planning to go and visit a couple of plane crashes in the Cairngorms, these are fairly remote on the massive mountain that is Ben a’ Bhuird. On this great hill are two aircraft crashes from the … Continue reading

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Remote places – Soay – St Kilda – Aircraft Crash – Possible Wellington aircraft.

I am hoping to try to visit St Kilda again this year, I am lucky and have been before but last year we tried for 3 days to sail to the Island. The weather made it impossible and if nature … Continue reading

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