Monthly Archives: June 2014

Trying to get to St Kilda again! All weather relevant!

  I hope to visit St Kilda I tried last year and we failed it is all weather dependent, like most people I have always wanted to visit this place and see more of it. I may get a chance … Continue reading

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More on the Scott Karabiner for Mick Tighe Scottish Mountaineering Heritage Collection!

Young Mick Tighe that well known Guide asked if I could find out anymore information on the Scott Karabiner for his incredible collection of mountaineering equipment he has stored over the year. I did a piece on January the 8th … Continue reading

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A few rock routes in the sun at Portsoy.Dolphins, Barley and the Scott Karabiner!

I got a phone call and my mate Pete wanted a few hours climbing yesterday on a new crag and I drove over the weather was magic. The walk along the Moray coast was stunning with the hedgerows and the … Continue reading

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Windfarms are to be banned in Scotland’s National Parks / Scenic Areas – a small victory?

WINDFARMS are to be banned in Scotland’s National Parks and national scenic areas, under new planning guidelines announced by the Scottish Government. My views on Windfarms are well known but at least we have made a small difference by the latest … Continue reading

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How time flies! The Cairngorm Big 4 & two 3’s – Jon Hart Chair Scottish MRT retires.

Thirty years ago as we did then was make the best of the longest day with a good hill day. I was at RAF MRT and was just recovering from a broken ankle that was pinned and platted. It was … Continue reading

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June 2014 Bus Meet Report: Kintail

Originally posted on Moray Mountaineering Club:
The Bus meet this month was to one of the best hill walking areas in the Western Highlands, with great weather to match! 23 people (including 8 guests) took advantage of the clear, dry…

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Ben Rinnes a day fun day with a celebrity – The Emergency Text Service>

  I had a fun day helping the Moray Walking Festival with a wander up my local Corbett Ben Rinnes. It was wet and dreich when I left and arrived early at the small car park. It was still damp … Continue reading

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