Monthly Archives: August 2017

Some thoughts on Guide books – planning, Naismiths Rule. Guide book survey.

I was in Ardgour a few weeks ago and sadly I missed the best day on the hill at a meeting in Fort William. When I got back I was listening to a few talking about their great day out … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Corbetts and other hills, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, Other hills Grahams & Donalds, Recomended books and Guides, Rock Climbing, SMC/SMT, Views Mountaineering, Weather | 6 Comments

Thanks for all the comments on yesterday’s blog on speaking out on mountain accidents.

I appreciate all the comments on Yesterday’s blog on speaking out at times by Mountain Rescue. It did produce some interesting feedback thanks to all for the contribution. There were some good thoughts about an interesting subject! Most are well … Continue reading

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Should we ever criticise those who get into trouble on the hills?

Recently there has been a few comments in the papers about “Stupid Climbers” Should we be criticising folk after a rescue, I have been asked this regularly by friends who hold both views.  In the past it was rarely done … Continue reading

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“Crab crawl”a wander round Cairngorm and a visit to a few old haunts? The sad mess on the other side of Cairngorm?

It was out with a few pals yesterday Yeni, Berty, Gus and Brent average age 60 -70 apart from Brent. Now these boys love the Cairngorms and the weather was great so it was an early pick up for Gus,Bernie … Continue reading

Posted in Flora, Friends, Lectures, Local area and events to see, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, Other hills Grahams & Donalds, People, Plants, SAR, SMC/SMT, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Wildlife | 7 Comments

A visit to Rockall in July 1982 – a interesting tale?

The Rockall Club recognises the named individuals below as having landed on Rockall http://www.therockallclub.org/The_Rockall_Club_Honour_Roll.html 1982 – B Tucker & L Turner (Dept of Trade), John Coull, Derek Scott, Steve Ross, Dave Whalley Last night I had a drink for the first … Continue reading

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Culloden and a walk along Moray coastal defences.

My pal Lyle is up and he has recovered from a hip operation so the hills were out, we decided to go to Culloden as it has a bit of money spent on it. I had heard good things and … Continue reading

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Living the Dream what it means in living on the Moray Coast?

Sometimes you need a reminder of how lucky you are to have health and be living in such a place. I have a pal visiting Lyle we met in Yosemite where he was working with the Yosemite Search and Rescue … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue Annual Review 2016 – an interesting insight.

Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) has released its Annual Review of 2016. Kev Mitchell, Vice Chairman said, “We are pleased to produce our Annual Review for 2016, it has been a very busy year for our volunteer Mountain Rescue teams. This … Continue reading

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To see nature one must open your eyes. Looking after the land/sea for the future generations?

In my many years on the hills and wild places it took so long to start looking about on the hills for the wildlife and the flora and also the access that we have on our hills, that we take … Continue reading

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Does anyone know the story of this cross in a gully on Maol Chean – Dearg near Achnashellach?

One of my pals a while ago asked if I new the story of this crossthey found in a gully on Maol Chean – Dearg near Achnashellach. This is one if the big Munros in this area. Can anyone tell … Continue reading

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