Monthly Archives: October 2014

The West to East of Scotland November 1977 – Ossian Youth Hostel to Culra

  Day 16 – 11/11/77 –  Access to the Corrour Youth Hostel achieved , my great friend Tom Rigg (RIP) had not let us down and the key was where he said it would be. There was coal and lots … Continue reading

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West – East Walk of Scotland Part 4 – Ben Nevis and into the wilds of Corrour Youth Hostel scary hills and bothys.

This is the story of a winter walk from West to East of Scotland by 3 young member’s of the RAF Kinloss MR Team in November 1977. Every day was a test in all ways this is Part 4! Day … Continue reading

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1977 – West to East Of Scotland a winter walk Kintail – Ben Nevis Part 3.

This is a story taken from my diary of a Walk during the short daylight hours of November 1977 by 3 of us from the RAF Kinloss MRT. It was a wild walk with crazy weather most days. This is … Continue reading

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The West to East Of Scotland – November 1977 Part 2 – Glenelg to Kintail.

This is part 2 of a Big Walk in November 1977 across Scotland from West to East. What a crazy time to do it in November with limited gear and carrying at times 4 days food and gear on our … Continue reading

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1977 – Walk West to East of Scotland – “Nearly a walk too far” Skye – Glenelg Part 1.

    Diary of a wild walk West to East Of Scotland 1977 The idea of a walk in October/ November in 1977 with hindsight was crazy, with no support a pretty serious undertaking.  Jim Morning and me we had … Continue reading

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A walk for a wild day – The Three rivers Walk ! The Findhorn, The Dorback and the Divie.

Yesterday I had planned to go out with some friends to celebrate Gus TaitsS 60 th birthday. We were going to go to a local hill Ben Rinnes but the forecast was wild with very high winds, so it was … Continue reading

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Clocks going back – winter on its way are you ready? A few reminders?

Every year at this time people get caught out with the shortage of daylight and despite the warnings it happens every year. The clocks are going back this weekend this will make a difference to the days on the hill … Continue reading

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