Monthly Archives: July 2016

A bit gloomy in Glencoe  – midges were doing there best!

The midges were out when I arrived in Onich last night and had a feast ! Typical no wind sticky night ideal for them! Forgot how annoying they can be! Who needs Trident when we have these little beasties ? … Continue reading

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Heading to Glencoe tonight – the Mountain Bothies.

I have got the car back after a few days without it  – one day before I go to the Big Munro in the Skye I will get a newish car, this one has done well but spent the last … Continue reading

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Last nights sunset on my wander along the Moray Coast.

Last night I had a wander along the coast listening to the football on my radio, it was the Aberdeen game and I enjoyed the commentary it was a stunning night with a superb sun set. I am so lucky … Continue reading

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Hot showers at Loch Ossian – after 85 years! An epic day on the Munros flashback!

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is a special place and I was there this winter with my local climbing club and have used it on many occasions in the past. It was a place of great refuge during my big walks … Continue reading

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A short but fun day in the quite side of the Cairngorms. A visit to El Alamein Bothy and Ciste Mhearad, old haunts with an old mate.

Yesterday I had a short walk in the Cairngorms with an old mate who was up visiting from down South.  Rhys was in the RAF Mountain Rescue Team with me and we had some great days in the team, when … Continue reading

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The Skye Sculptures a great project needing donations.

 Mountains and Memorials are not usually my idea of a good combination but the proposed Skye Sculptures are not a memorial but to me a low level commemoration of two of the pioneers who opened Skye up for mountaineers! They … Continue reading

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A wander in the Cairngorms – West Ridge of Lochan and Ben Macdui then down the Goat Track.

Yesterday it was a wander with the “Last of the Summer Wine” Mountaineering Club.  We chose the Cairngorms so near home and though it would be busy but it is a wonderful place to be. My car is out of … Continue reading

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The Great Feshie Wheel Mystery – part 2!

Heavy, it’s around NN 838998, on the N side of the track ! From Kev Hewkin (BFG) This is a photo of an aircraft wheel in Glen Feshie – there are thought to be off an old aircraft! There are … Continue reading

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Press Release July 2016 For immediate release In search of the mountain Pokémon

This is a true press release Pokémon Go fans are being asked to take precautions if searching for the game’s digital creatures in Scotland’s hills. – Safety experts warn gamers to stay safe if searching in wild land Pokémon Go … Continue reading

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Thunder and Lightening is very, very frightening. A wild day in Skye.

This morning I was awakend by a wild thunder and lightening storm at 0500, thank goodness I was in my bed and not on the hill, where you are at your most vunerable. Tale of a scary day in Skye … Continue reading

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