Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Shackleton Crash Isle of Harris.

I wondered if I should write this blog today but felt I had to. It’s a hard time for everyone especially for family and friends of the crew. Also it’s week 4 of the virus and huge changes in the … Continue reading

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It’s the little things that matter. A memory of the Island of Eigg 2016.

Most days I catch up with my Grandchildren (they are down South) how I miss them. These are strange times we are in. Thank goodness for modern technology where we can keep in touch. It’s the same with my sister … Continue reading

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Thinking Time. Looking back / The Monach Isles.

On the way back from a trip to the St Kilda we visited the Monach Isles I was on our way home after an incredible 5 day trip to St Kilda. https://www.island-cruising.com/ We were on the MV Cuma and had … Continue reading

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Dreaming?

I was speaking yesterday to a pal (from a safe distance) he is a keen mountaineer and misses the hills like me so much. Yet we both adhere to what the government says about staying away from the places we … Continue reading

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From Scottish Mountain Rescue – please heed this advice !

🔹Questions and Answers🔹 Firstly we would like to thank everyone for staying local or at home and for keeping our rescue teams quiet. Over the last couple of weeks we have received a large amount of messages and comments with … Continue reading

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Mountain Art Paintings and drawings – a few thoughts.

I always loved paintings and drawings of Mountains. I was cleaning up some of my books when out fell a card of a painting by Jean Thomas from Skye. Jean was a talented artist and I over the years bought … Continue reading

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Ben Klibreck and the Vampire Jet Crash.

Ben Klibreck -is a mountain I have done on many occasions. Usually I climbed this in bad weather combining this with the most Northerly Munro Ben Hope. Ben Klibreck always caught the weather being a fairly isolated open mountain. The … Continue reading

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