Monthly Archives: August 2019

Wild weather maybe change your plans? What to do if it all goes wrong ? A few pointers.

I was out in a wild wet forecast yesterday persistent rain and high winds in it was a day I would not have gone out on nowadays. I got a message asking how do you prepare for such a day … Continue reading

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Wet wander in the Cairngorms

A friend has a few mates up and was planning to walk the Larig Gru. They have come from the South but I showed them the weather forecast. So we are heading for a windy wet day in the Cairngorms. … Continue reading

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The nights are drawing in. Are you ready?

The nights are getting darker, winter is coming and I was checking my torch, sadly it was not working after a dormant summer. As always summer has seen so many out travelling light and enjoying the hills in the the … Continue reading

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A message from a relative from the Lancaster that crashed on Beinn Eighe in 1951.

Yesterday I received this comment from my visit to Beinn Eighe to the Lancaster crash . Even though it crashed in March 1951 it was an incredible comment from the sister of one of the crew. She was only 12 … Continue reading

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One of those special days on Beinn Eighe in Torridon.Watching Eagles soar.

Yesterday it was an early start for some filming for Channel 5 for a tv program on the Famous Lancaster aircraft. In March 1951 a Lancaster crashed in Beinn Eighe in Torridon just below the main ridge sadly killing all … Continue reading

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Early Start for Beinn Eighe – Torridon

This morning its and early start for the West Coast heading for Torridon to meet for a walk into the Corrie where the Lancaster crashed on the near one of the summits of Beinn Eighe. Its a place that means … Continue reading

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Beach Clean Camasunary Bay beach Skye.

This is from a Facebook “Group All things Cuillin” on Skye. It is amazing what was done by folk to clean up a remote beach. Thanks to Adrian Trednall for letting me reproduce this . Many thanks to all who … Continue reading

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Follow up to the Bull incident ! Ticks / be aware.

The BBC did a wee follow up to my Blog on the Bull on yesterday’s blog. See link below. I got a few replies about animal Rescue from the Mountain Rescue Teams. We often met the odd sheep stuck … Continue reading

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The famous Bull Call – out on the 5 Sisters of Kintail – George the Bull.

Looking back it good to have a laugh at some of the things that happend. In the early 70’s the team received a call from the Skye Police that walkers had reported a Bull on the summit ridge of the … Continue reading

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Ted Atkins.

Ted Atkins From Shona and Lewis “Finally, we managed to place a plaque on the mountain in memory of Ted. A hard day, but made bearable by those who were with us. A massive thank you to all of them … Continue reading

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