Monthly Archives: July 2020

Looking back on a great climb the Devils Slide on Lundy.

It seems years ago but I was looking back to some photos of a trip to Lundy Island to climb the Devils Slide Lundy with a great pal Dan Carrol. Where is Lundy Island? North Devon Lundy lies off the … Continue reading

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An Old Classic – On Scottish Hills B.H.Humble

This old classic book was returned to me a few years ago by an old pal. I put it way as it was my Dad’s copy that he loved. It had been scribbled on by one of my step kids … Continue reading

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Poem by the Tour de Dunphail winner. A Corbett in Affric Carn a Choire Garbh in the local Dialect.

I have always enjoyed poetry and I was on the hill with the “Poet Laureate frae Dunphail”. We had a great day in the rain that involved a cycle up the Affric track a hidden stalkers path a new Corbett … Continue reading

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Who remembers this ? Howffs

I can remember a few “howffs” that were built often near climbing areas. They were usually near or under big boulders below the crags . I remember one in the Cairngorms in Coire an’t Sneachda below the Mess of Pottage … Continue reading

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It’s was July 2012 when RAF Kinloss MRT closed and moved to RAF Lossiemouth. Looking back and forward!

Looking back it’s a few years since RAF Kinloss MRT moved to RAF Lossiemouth. It was long overdue as all the RAF personnel had already moved on many to RAF Lossiemouth. The Kinloss team had a huge influence especially in … Continue reading

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Can you help – #Takithame ?

There is a lot in the media just now highlighting the Rubbish left all over the country. The hills and wild places are similar. We can all do our bit by picking up litter and taking it home. We can … Continue reading

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What is your favourite Munro and tops days? Why are the Munro tops not so popular? An Teallach Tops, Am Bastier and the Northern pinnacles of Liathach.

An Teallach one of the finest adventures in Scotland add all the Munro tops and you have a superb day! Very few in my experience do them and miss out. Look how many tops there are to do and the … Continue reading

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A bit of everything today on the remote Corbett Stob an Aonaich Mhoir. Rannoch.

Bikes – midges – off Route – bike gear snags – great views – down hill – an Eagle – midges – jet boiler – cramp – home. I was away early to collect Bab’s at 0600 and get bikes … Continue reading

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Off to Rannoch chasing Corbetts. Stob an Aonaich Mhor a long wander.

This is a hill I have missed out on so it’s an Alpine Start for me and Babs ! Description This remote hill enjoys a superb position above Loch Ericht, making it a wonderful viewpoint, revealed only at the last … Continue reading

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Tranters Record smashed by that man Finlay Wild.

The late Phillip Tranter, a noted Scottish mountaineer of the day first completed a traverse of these hills in June 1964. It is a classic long distance run/walk of its time it covers over 36 miles and 20,000 feet of … Continue reading

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