Monthly Archives: September 2016

Off to Skye for the weekend. Skye – “We who have been go again, and again advise you to go, you will not be disappointed”

I am off to Skye with the Moray Mountaineering Club for the weekend.  We are staying in the Heart of the CuIllins at Glenbrittle in Skye in the BMC Hut. I have not been for a while to Skye and … Continue reading

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Call-out Hamish MacInnes Vertebrate Publishing. Now an ebook.

Call-out Hamish MacInnes Vertebrate Publishing This is the classic tale of the early days of mountain rescue mainly in Glencoe, Scotland. Hamish is a world-class mountaineer and yet he spent so much time helping his fellow man and women in … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the shorter days on the hills?

Getting ready for winter? I am off to Skye this weekend and the forecast is a bit variable. I have been away recently and missed the mountains. I am looking forward to a couple of days on the hills with … Continue reading

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Missing my sister Jenifer on her birthday.

Yesterday would have been my sisters Jenifer’s birthday she sadly passed away suddenly a in 2016. It was a huge shock to us all and how we all miss her everyone She was one I could talk to about anything … Continue reading

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Great to read again “The Cuillin by Gordon Stainworth” Some thoughts on the Skye trip.

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Cuillin – Gordon Stainworth ? It is great to read again a book you enjoyed and love, this book The Cullin by Gordon Stainforth was excellent. There is so much in so many great wee stories…

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Boat of Garten winter talks Nepal – Event will be held on: 10 October 2016 Times: Start: 7:30pm – One year on following our fund raising event held last September.

Here we go again! 10 th October 2016 at 1930  Boat of Garten Community Hall Craigie Avenue Boat of Garten t: 01479 831123 Kicking off the Boat of Garten Talks 2016/17 season we have a special double bill revisiting Nepal – … Continue reading

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I  enjoyed the John Muir program on Radio Scotland Outofdoors today – it’s on the IPlayer. Well worth a listen!

It is sad when I was at School many years ago I was not told the story of one of Scotland’s true environmentalist John Muir. Nowadays we are aware of this great man and his huge part in the setting … Continue reading

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The magic Findhorn River Big Trees Radio Scotland Outofdoors visit Yosemite on radio tomorrow a must listen.

I had planned a day on the hill but life caught up and it was a short walk along the Findhorn river from Slui. It was a magic day with sun and the river looking stunning. The trees about the … Continue reading

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Cummingston sea cliffs – sadly the paths are now heavily eroded what are we doing about it, Who cares?

  Most days I walk to Cummingston sea cliffs it is a great climbing venue along the Moray coast. It is place where you can see dolphins and many other wild life and has great views of the Moray Coast. … Continue reading

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A night I will never forget! The American F111 Crash on the Isle of Skye 7 December 1982. Camusunary Bothy Sgurr na Stri.

A few days ago on my Blog I rebogged my good friend Paul’s great tale on being in the Camusunary bothy in Skye when the aircraft hit the mountain. I was very lucky recently  to have a long chat with … Continue reading

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