Monthly Archives: October 2021

What’s your favourite hill food?

When I first went on the hills as a very young boy my Dad always carried a huge bar of Cadbury’s chocolate. That was the highlight of many a walk getting a few squares. In the old days we used … Continue reading

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Favourite Corbett’s and memories – only one left no rush its taken 60 years.

My first Corbett was either The Merrick or Goatfell definitely aged about 5 . I did many more in my youth living in Ayrshire and so near Arran that was over 60 years ago. Over the years I became fascinated … Continue reading

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Some more winter tips from pals! Thanks.

I got lots of additions to asking for winter crips most were on Facebook but I feel are worth adding together for others to see and comment on. Goggles ……a lesson I learnt the hard way. I was on the … Continue reading

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An update from Mountaineering Scotland if you need assistance !

A Facebook post has been doing the rounds recently advising people what to do if they find themselves lost or stranded with low battery or no phone signal. It involves changing your voicemail message to give your approximate position and … Continue reading

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How many still wear at watch on the hills ?

How many folk still wear a watch on the hill? I did a night navigation exercise last year and some were relying purely on their phone ? I still use a watch on my wrist and always have . I … Continue reading

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What’s your winter tip?

There is a great article in Walk Highlands that I recommend you read no matter how experienced you think you are! http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk//safety/winter-skills.shymkent Preparation – One of my tips is to prepare your route I even have my back up GPS … Continue reading

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Comments from blog about Dealing with getting old on the hills.

Many thanks for all the comments on yesterday’s blog. It seemed to have brought a lot of interest from a lot of folks. Here are some of the comments that others may not have seen on Facebook. Thank you all … Continue reading

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Getting old in the mountains a few tips? The secret is do not give up.

I was on a wee hill yesterday when a pal said at time’s I get sad that I may not be able to get big days on the hills anymore. As you get older the body does show signs and … Continue reading

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A special day on Terry’s last Corbett with a lot of old and new pals – Am Bachach Kintail.

The forecast was poor and I left early winter must be coming as I had porridge before I left. I was meeting my mate Laurry outside Inverness and going to take my van to Kintail. As always Laurry changed the … Continue reading

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River crossing – memory

These words below are from an incident in 1982 when a USAF 111 crashed on Sgur Na Stri on Skye on December. “The first obstacle was the river it was snowing pitch dark but there was a very rickety bridge … Continue reading

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