Monthly Archives: October 2016

Windy  day on Quinag but a grand day out. Lots of fun in Awesome Assynt !

Yesterday I out with the Moray Mountaineering Club Bus Meet to Assynt. It was an early start but well worth the long trip starting in the dark past Ullapool dropping various parties on the way. Various hills were on the … Continue reading

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Memories of Assynt – Phil Jones RIP Team Leader – Assynt MRT

1991 Phil Jones -Memories of Assynt 1990-phil-jones-assynt-mrt-copy Seanna Bhraig a past visit. This Corrie brought back many memories but this was of a good friend who was the  Assynt Mountain Rescue Team Leader  Phil Jones was killed in a wind … Continue reading

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Heading up to the North West with the Moray Mountaineering Club! 

Off early to the North West s bit past Ullapool by bus with the Moray Club where we will park near Quinag a great mountain with Three Corbett tops on it! It is an eye catching Mountain from any direction … Continue reading

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  Last chance to see Mountain Heritage Collection at Glen Roy /Roybridge  ends Sunday 16 October.

Chounaird Zero ice axe and hammer great gear in its day ! Late 70’s early 80’s A local Guide Mick Tighe has over his life in the mountains amassed a vast amount of Mountaineering gear. ​​  He has always been … Continue reading

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It’s the Deer Stalking season let’s work together? 

If your out on the hills it is worth remembering that this can be a busy time for Estates! Within these defined seasons, however, each estate sets its own stalking season – some estates may only offer deer stalking for … Continue reading

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A very hot day on Beinn Damh at Torridon – great views , heat, clegs and memories.

The seagulls were up again at 0400 so need for an alarm clock, it was so misty as I left to pick up a friend in Forres Bernie Foran. The trouble with hot weather is the mist/” haar” you get … Continue reading

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Great work by a few on a coordinated litter sweep to “deep clean” the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales has been dubbed “The Real 3 Peaks Challenge”.

Photo from Real3 peaks Challenge  It is was great to see the effort of a small band of volunteers who have organised  a litter clean up on the Three Peaks Britain’s Highest Mountains. They were on Ben Nevis on Saturday … Continue reading

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Huge Rescue on Ben Nevis on The Long Climb by Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team a sad week for them.

There was very little on the news over the weekend just a piece saying that a Rescue had taken place on Ben Nevis and there had sadly been a fatality. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team put this in their Facebook page. … Continue reading

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Wonderful Day on the Fannichs – Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich (954m Munro 209) Sgurr Mor (1110m Munro 43) Meall na  Chrasgaidh(934m Munro 243

Yesterday I had a great day in the Fannichs that wonderful Range of 9 Munros and the weather was perfect, no wind, dry all day and sunshine. I had great company with two friends Anne and Mark who live amongst … Continue reading

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Heading to the North West for a day on the hill with two old pals!

Up early to make the best of some superb weather on the North West! I have two pals who live up North and will meet them for bacon rolls at 0900! (Well done )please Anne. They live out on the … Continue reading

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