Monthly Archives: December 2017

Happy New Year to all those working over New Year

I had a great visit yesterday from Willie MacRitchie from Lewis or is it Harris ! He is the now main man in charge of the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams working from RAF Valley in North Wales. He was just … Continue reading

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The Best laid schemes of mice and cars!

Last night I drove up to check a neighbours house she is away and drove in a big pothole in the dark! The steering in my car has a problem and I just got it home ! I had just … Continue reading

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Book review: Beyond the Secret Howff, by Ashie Brebner

Originally posted on cairngormwanderer:
Ashie Brebner The Secret Howff is such a part of Cairngorm lore that it’s difficult to remember that until relatively recently so few people knew anything about it other than it existed… somewhere. Now Ashie Brebner,…

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Heading to Ballater tomorrow. Lochnagar – the lure of a magic place and Memories.

I had originally planned the New Year at Glen Feshie but there was a mix up with the bothy so a few of us are of to Ballater tomorrow for the New Year. Many have plans but I am still … Continue reading

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A blast of Winter on Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres Hill of the Eel.

The excellent Guide book The Graham’s and Donalds from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalking Guide says that this hill is excellent for a short day or for those travelling to the greater hills. SMC Grahams and Donalds Probably the most … Continue reading

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A wander today Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres and today BBC – Radio Scotland Snow and Ice – The Brainwaves program Today Wed 27 Dec radio Scotland at 1330 ! Well worth a listen !

Good morning everyone I hope to manage a short day on the hill today just off the A9 near Tomatin¬†¬†Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres, we are meeting in Inverness and we will see how my cold is. Yesterday … Continue reading

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“The Right to Roam” a right we take for granted in Scotland. Patagonia film sums it up. The Mountain Bothies Association.

  That great company Patagonia a hugely environmentally friendly company have helped made a great wee video about a trip to Scotland in winter by some snowboarders from the USA . It really tugs at my heart strings and is … Continue reading

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