Monthly Archives: October 2017

Getting ready for winter in the mountains – are you ready? 

Many will know that I am always willing to share a thought about getting ready for the winter in the mountain. Yesterday several pals sent me photos of their day on the hill with a smattering of snow down. I … Continue reading

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The Kings House Hotel – Glencoe any views.

The Kings House Hotel in Glencoe is iconic and going through a huge upgrade there are a few thoughts from both sides about the refurbishment?  It is the local news and media and there are varied views on the refurbishment. … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Lectures – in November.

Mountain Aid is a Registered Charity with three simple objectives: To find ways of helping to improve the quality of life of anyone permanently injured on the Scottish hills To promote training and education in the skills required to enjoy the Scottish … Continue reading

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Bynack Mor “ Big cap” Munro 52 height 1090 metres on a windy day, winter may be on its way.

Yesterday I was on Bynack Mor in the Cairngorms the forecast was for gusty winds high up 30 – 40 knots. I have a pal who is recovering from a serious illness and this was to be her third Munro … Continue reading

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Out on the hills at last! Erosion at Cummingston Sea cliffs on the Moray Firth a sad state of Affairs!

I hope to be heading  out early to the Cairngorms the forecast looks reasonable its been a few weeks sInce I was out on the hills so I will see how it goes . Today I had a wander along … Continue reading

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Lightweight on the hills some pros and cons in winter hill running?

There are many out on the hills nowadays enjoying the hills by running. It is as many know a great to enjoy a mountain day travelling fast and light. In the past there were few running the hills and I … Continue reading

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Thanks for all the comments on yesterdays blog – “Growing old ungracefully”

I was amazed at the amount of comments on the Blog and Facebook on my Blog yesterday about growing old, I wish I had known all the ideas that before I started to get older. Age just seems to catch … Continue reading

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