Monthly Archives: July 2017

A short afternoon climbing at Redhythe Point near Portsoy in between heavy showers.

Yesterday we had heavy showers but we had planned to meet up two pals Pete and Dan and maybe try to climb locally. It was not looking good as we had the summers heavy showers all morning. Anyway Portsoy is … Continue reading

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Portsoy car park near Redhythye Point – It was a “blackening” that took place.

Short blog – Went to Redhthye near Portsoy today climbing between the showers. We parked in the usual car park and there were lots of feathers and a awful smell, see photo. I thought a lot of birds have been … Continue reading

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Memorials on the hills – The Beinn Eighe Memorial and others. Any views ?

Whilst I do not agree with Memorials on the hills or wild places some have been there for many years and one the Assynt Crash is a grave where the crew are buried on the mountain at 2000 feet. I … Continue reading

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The best laid plans?

Yesterday I headed to Kintail after picking up Bernie from Forres early, he was still full of the cold as we headed West.  Sadly the we weather was poor and after 2 hours driving we arrived at Kintail in a … Continue reading

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Heading West to beat the weather hopefully Sgurr Gaorsaic, behind Beinn Fhada.

Heading to better weather on the West again and hopefully a new Corbett. The forecast on the West looks reasonable so I may try for an early start as the weather may change later in the day. I am picking … Continue reading

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The Munros an appreciation what they have meant to me!

The Munros an appreciation July 2017 The Munros 41 years on. I am looking back on the Munros days what a great way to learn about this wonderful  country, the mountains their hidden secrets , friendship on the hills and … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 9th Aug 2017, 7:30pm at Corrie and Sannox village hall Heavy Whalley – A life in mountaineering and mountain rescue

I am working on my wee chat in Arran  Wednesday, 9th Aug 2017, 7:30pm at Corrie & Sannox village hall. I am looking up some of my old slides and visits over the years to this wonderful Island where I have … Continue reading

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Things I wish I knew before getting older. Look after your body its the only one you have.

Look after your body when your young how many of us have said that ? For me the long days with big hill bags, carrying heavy loads and stretchers have taken their toll. Also the wet gear, bivies long call … Continue reading

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Good Article on Calling in a Mountain Rescue by Helen Howe. Can you help Torridon MRT?

There is a great article in calling in for help on by Helen Howe well worth a read for all who go into the Mountains and wild places. I would advise all to read it as if you … Continue reading

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Aonach Bhuidhe – and the stunning Glen Elchaig a Cycle, a new remote Corbett a lot of sun. Also a few tips for the sun

I drove the short 30 minutes from the Kintail Bunk house  where I had an overnight stay the small bothy only hold 6 people and it was a noisy night as there was a party going on at the Hotel … Continue reading

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