Monthly Archives: June 2019

Sgurr Na Stri Skye A wonderful moving day and a visit to the USA F111F Crash site.

On the 29 June 2019 I was asked along with Adrian Trendall a local Skye Mountain Guide to accompany the brother and sister to a aircraft crash site where they lost their Dad in December 1982 . At that time … Continue reading

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Over in Skye it’s hot.

Well what weather to visit Skye. It was so hot and clear blue skies all the way. I went by Applecross to visit a pal had a great lunch fresh smoked salmon and passed the Torridon and Applecross hills looking … Continue reading

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Remaining Corbett’s for Mountain Aid

Remaining free Corbetts are A’Chaoirnich [Maol Creag an Loch] Ainshval An Dun An Sidhean Aonach Buidhe Aonach Shasuinn Baosbheinn Beinn a’Bha’ach Ard [Beinn a’Bhathaich Ard] Beinn a’Chaisteil Beinn a’Chuallaich Beinn Airigh Charr Beinn an Eoin Beinn Bhan Beinn Bheula Beinn … Continue reading

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Tranters Round – and No Tigers in the Hindu Kush. Big Hill days.

With the long summer nights and long daylight this is the time of year for the keen runners and walkers. There will be a few out on these the “Longest days” getting these marathon days in. Scotland abounds in great … Continue reading

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Fraochaidh a grand Corbett with great company superb views and lots of clegs.

I needed a hill day as I have been down visiting my sick sister. It’s never easy seeing someone you love ill and trying to help. It makes you appreciate life and your health so much. My pal Terry Moore … Continue reading

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A cycle after a busy day. Bruce’s well in Prestwick looking tired and neglected.

I managed a cycle yesterday from Prestwick into Ayr along the cycle track. It was not far about 10 Miles’s round trip. It takes you along the beach past the golf course and near the Port of Ayr. This is … Continue reading

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Looking after our own.

I am down in Ayr as I have family member who is very ill. I am so glad that I can help in a limited way by doing simple things for them. We are lucky as we have a strong … Continue reading

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