Monthly Archives: March 2017

Mothers Day – Give your Mum a huge hug today.

It has been many years since I lost my Mother, she died of Leukaemia an awful disease in 1980 which she kept away from most of the family, as she did not want to worry us. That was typical of her … Continue reading

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Off to the Hills – beware of sunburn in the Cairngorms. Heading out to the Corbett Creag Mhor .

You do not often get a forecast like this – EFFECT OF WIND ON YOU? –  Small. HOW WET? – No rain CLOUD ON THE HILLS? – Not expected CHANCE OF CLOUD FREE MUNROS? – Almost certain SUNSHINE AND AIR CLARITY? – … Continue reading

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Fun day in the Roseille forest with Burghead primary school and Outfitmoray! Moray Mountaineering Club AGM a slide show -Hills on Horseback / General Wades Roads: 

Yesterday it was a busy morning helping Outfitmoray a local charity that I am the patron of with their Active Schools day at my local Burghead primary school. http://outfitmoray.com/wp-content/themes/Avada/assets/js/html5shiv.js Outfit Moray Outdoor Adventure Activities Charity Lossiemouth Changing Lives Through Learning … Continue reading

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Achnacarry and Loch Arkaig a kind keeper can you help identify this photo? Donald Cameron Keeper at Achnacarry.

Does anyone have any information on the above photo. I am sure it was from when my Dad was a student minister at Achnacarry in the late 1930’s. He was often out giving communion to the various  outlying remote settlements … Continue reading

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Am  I a wind coward or just getting old?

I always look at the weather forecast and the wind speeds, the forecast is a guide so when I arrive in an area I keep my options open. I spent 40 years many times out in weather where only the … Continue reading

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The Mountain Bothies Association MBA.

At the weekend a lot of us enjoy a break out of the wind and rain in a Mountain Bothy we were up in the far North at Lochiveraon at the West end of loch a’ Bhraoin. It was great … Continue reading

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Four seasons in one day at Loch a Bhraoin the Fannichs. 

  The plan was a day out with the Moray Mountaineering Club Bus Meet to the Fannichs yesterday. The forecast was wild on the tops so I planned an easy day on the lower Grahams! Weather permitting! The photo below … Continue reading

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