Monthly Archives: July 2014

Viscount Air crash Ben More (Crianlarich) – January 1973 Part 2

After a hard day on the hill the Viscount aircraft and crew had been located and due to the wild weather they were left in situ until next day. Day 2 –   Weather Sunday 21 Jan 1973 – weather fresh … Continue reading

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1973 – January The Ben More ( Crianlarich) Viscount Crash. Part 1

1973 Ben More Viscount Crash 1973 – 19 -23 January – Ben More Crianlarich – Viscount Aircraft GAHI – from Glasgow Abbotsinch  all 4 crew killed. In memory of Captain Walter Durward Co – pilot Stan Kemp  Engineers  Paddy Quinn and … Continue reading

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The Munros – some of Scotland’s finest hills

The Munro’s – thanks Sir Hugh It was a race to finish A list to complete for a name in a book For years we took you for granted Like a lover Then gone. So many great memories Now the … Continue reading

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Great mornings climbing at Redhythe Point.

Today I went for a climb near the Banffshire town of Portsoy the crag at Redhythe Point is a great place to be on a sunny day. The climbs though short are great fun and the area though very quite … Continue reading

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Kipper BBQ – Busy few days – now of for a rock – climb on the North East Coast!

It has been a busy week and today off to hopefully rock climb on the East Coast near Portsoy about 45 minutes away with James (Jimmy Coates)  before he goes offshore again. I love rock climbing which I do badly … Continue reading

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Schiehallion – the fairy hill of the Caladonians and a party!

It was a later than expected start as I was feeling my age after all the rushing about. It was a bit late for me when I headed off on the way to Schiehallion (the fairy hill). The weather forecast … Continue reading

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Fun day now off to Schiehallion on the way to a party.

I had a great game of golf today at Hopeman with a few friends from Newtonmore, we had a magic day in the sun.  It is great life and does not slow down and I am off to a party … Continue reading

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At Last of on the hill to the North West.

I had a great day yesterday a fantastic morning on the Hopeman Golf Course jn the “haar” (mist) then it cleared a bit later and was fantastic. The sun came out and the Moray Firth was looking splendid. What a … Continue reading

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Easy day – but the magic of the Moray Coast. Dolphins and sunsets all for free!

I was planning out on the hill yesterday but all my contacts were busy and to be truthful I was very tired after my long drive home from Barnstaple in Devon a long 630 miles.The old car did me proud … Continue reading

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Hill injuries – a few tips

“Slow down, stop running down hill with a huge pack” you will suffer when you are older” so said a wise man on the hill (George Bruce) to me many years ago. I was at a wedding with a great … Continue reading

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