Monthly Archives: August 2014

Off to Fort Augustus to Corbett Carn a Chuilinn (Cairn of the Holly) all being well. Nothing about Heather?

After feeling pretty awful yesterday and missing a great party in Inverness I am off to hopefully get another Corbett done. It was very heavy rain for part of the day today and my battered body was needing a break. … Continue reading

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Munros and Tick lists – Love them or hate them they still makes good discussion points?

It is pouring today and I usually do not get out over the weekend as the hills are busy and after nearly 40 years of most weekends on the hills it is great to do other things. I will today … Continue reading

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Climbing Gear – Cresta climb on Ben Nevis anyone got a copy of the film from the 1960’s?

I was speaking to Ray Sefton an ex Team – leader in RAF Mountain Rescue. I was trying to trace a good copy of the film Cresta. This is a winter climbing film on Ben Nevis filmed by Hamish McInnes … Continue reading

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Great day on a lovely wee cliff Camelot Slabs.

Yesterday was a great day and I was very lucky as I had an offer of a day on Ben Nevis with Dan Carol and a few friends on Tower Ridge. Unfortunately my body was still aching from my walk … Continue reading

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A disgrace – and a challenge to youth groups

Originally posted on cairngormwanderer:
Is this acceptable? Have a look at this picture. That was part of the ‘haul’ of rubbish found at Corrour Bothy recently. Part – not all. Just part. There isn’t usually this much rubbish, but this…

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Boots and gear how far have they come on over the years.

When I started on the hills with my Mum,Dad and family our kit was so basic, money was very tight and we wore what we had and still had great times. Dad never wore boots always shoes and bought my … Continue reading

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Back to Glen Roy and two Corbett’s Carn Dearg and Carn Dearg

I had to go back to Glen Roy, the other day when dropping some old gear of at Mick Tighe’s for the Scottish Heritage Collection, I had forgotten how a lovely place this glen is.  It was a lovely Sunday … Continue reading

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