Monthly Archives: November 2014

Last Day of the North to South Scotland 1976. Munros 62 and 334 miles and over 100000 feet of ascent.

  The aim – This was a mountaineering expedition from the most Northerly Mountain in Scotland Ben Hope to the most Southerly Ben Lomond. The route was planned to cover 270 miles. Climb 42 Munros and ascend a total of … Continue reading

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Land Reform – Any views/

I have been extremely lucky that over the years I have been blessed on the whole with a great relationship with the huge Estates that dominate Scotland and its Wild places. In the RAF Mountain Rescue we had to gain … Continue reading

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How I miss my Mum !

This is the anniversary of my Mum’s passing she died in 1980 I still miss her every day she was a special lady. As the youngest of 5 kids I was spoiled in every way, always in a scrape or … Continue reading

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Beinn Liath Mhor a’Ghiubhais 766 metres the Corbett outlier in the Fannichs.

It was another great forecast and I managed to get out again on the hills.I had a lousy nights sleep and was awake for part of the night after a two-hour epic at the dentist. I was glad it was … Continue reading

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North to South Scotland – Crainlarich 3 Munros and nearly a Corbett to far.

    Day  20  May     Crianlarich  Ochills Hut  An Caisteal 995 metres, Beinn A’ Chroin 942 metres, Beinn Chabhair 993 metres and Beinn A’ Choin 770 metres It was a great night in the Ochils hut at Crainlarich there were … Continue reading

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1976 Day 18 – North to South Walk Bridge of Orchy to Crainlarich Ben Dorain Beinn a Dothaidh and the Ben Lui Four!

Day 18.  May 26  Bridge Of Orchy Railway station  Benn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh to Succouth Lodge. i It was a night of broken sleep a long at the Station, few trains pass through so no one was about … Continue reading

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Wonderful walk to a wintry Ben Macdui – and the Anson Crash – Black ice and verglas.

I really enjoyed my walk in Strathfarrar on Friday and felt up for a longer wander on Sunday. I watched the MWIS ( Mountain Weather Information Service) and Sunday the winds seemed to have eased so it was a reasonable … Continue reading

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