Monthly Archives: November 2015

The CIC Hut Ben Nevis – Part 2 – Great days

From yesterdays blog  – I am at the CIC Hut below Ben Nevis staying overnight after a wild winter day on the hill the weather  forecast is awful and there was a big storm in the middle of the night. … Continue reading

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Memories of the Charles Inglis Clark (C.I.C.) Memorial Hut,CIC Hut Ben Nevis.

Memories of the Charles Inglis Clark (C.I.C.) Memorial Hut,CIC Hut Ben Nevis The Hut  below the Ben. How many times have I walked that path? Through forestry and muddy track. Bag bulging, sweat  pouring, Then the great cliffs mourning. Watching … Continue reading

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The Emergency Text Service.

When I was involved with Mountain Rescue and the Statistician of the accidents,  I was privy to lots of information.  Much of it was sad reading. One such incident was when a person had fallen and lay on the hill … Continue reading

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Post Monsoon on the West Coast – River crossings alert.

I am down on the West Coast at Onich near Fort William visiting a friend it has rained all day yesterday and there were no views, just a heavy rain and wet mist. I wanted to go for a walk … Continue reading

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11 Nov 1977 – Beinn Na Lap, Beinn Eibhinn. Aonach Beag , Geal Charn and Carn Dearg. The Corrour Tragedy and an aircraft crash!

This is an interesting day on our winter walk! Day 16 – 11/11/77 on our West to East walk of Scotland. Jim Morning, Terry Moore and myself are on day 16 of a wild walk in November, limited daylight, no … Continue reading

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A big day in November short day light, wild weather Lochnagar and three big Munros in winter. The Mountaineering Council Of Scotland winter lecture dates/ locations and they are free!

Winter is with us and I was out for a wander at Braemar at the weekend,there was plenty of snow about and this is a good time to check your gear and be ready for these winter days. I had … Continue reading

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A short but lovely day on Morrone/ Morven a lovely wee Corbett (859 metres)above Braemar.

We were down at the Braemar 50 th Anniversary dinner and after the long night 0200 we had a great breakfast at the Cranford B&B in Braemar and headed for the local Corbett Morrone you can see it from dining … Continue reading

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