Monthly Archives: November 2021

Keep smiling / these are tricky times for all.

It’s a bit of a crazy place just now and a lot of folk are feeling the world is mad at time’s. Yet sadly there are so many good stories about. Look at what the Nurses, Doctors Para medics, health … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Enviroment, Mountaineering, Well being | Leave a comment

Last days of the West – East of Scotland walk.

Day 21 – Nov 17 – Linn of Dee – Carn Bhac – Braemar It is amazing how you get used setting of in the dark and at least we followed the road into the wilds and the rough track … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, People, Recomended books and Guides, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Well being | Leave a comment

In memory of my Mum.

This is the anniversary of my Mum’s passing she died in 1980 I still miss her every day she was a all Mum’s area a special lady. As the youngest of 5 children I was spoiled in every way, always … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Family, Health, Mountaineering, People, PTSD, Well being | 2 Comments

A time I felt we pushed it to far?

It’s good to see that a few excellent comments on some of the past blogs. Please remember that I do not write them to put folk off mountaineering. Many are thoughts on a mountaineering career of over 50 years. I … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Friends, Gear, Health, Mountain rescue, Mountaineering, Munros, People, Scottish winter climbing., Views Mountaineering, Weather, Well being | 2 Comments

Great article on the effect of wind in the mountains.

As the weather gets a bit wilder and winter returns to the hills it is so important to read the weather forecasts. There are so many available now compared with when I started mountaineering. There are many great website MWIS … Continue reading

Posted in Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Well being | Leave a comment

1977 Winter West – East Scotland. Kintail to Fort William heavy snow and a meeting with the Sea King helicopter.

Day 8. – 4/11/77 – Kintail Sheil Bridge – A very steep start to the day after a walk up the road and then huge hills on the 5 sisters of Kintail ridge. This is classic walking/ mountaineering. I feel … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Bothies, Equipment, Hill running and huge days!, Mountaineering, Munros, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Well being, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Winter West – East 1977 some big days Part 2 Kinlochhourn – Kintail via a few hills and heavy snow,

Day 5. November 1  – Kinlochourn-Gleouraich-Spidian Mialach- Cluanie Lodge Kintail. This was another massive pull from sea level; to both Munros, they were steep then a big walk to Cluannie Lodge at Kintail there was lots of snow my thoughts … Continue reading

Posted in mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, SMC/SMT, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Well being | Leave a comment

A short “Welly wander” to the bothy at Corrie Fionnaraich – Coulags .

I am over in the West visiting a friend the weather is wild the rivers are in full spate and the rain has been driving most of the day getting worse in the West. I had a pal finishing his … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Bothies, Equipment, Friends, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, People, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Well being, Wildlife | 1 Comment

Getting away for the mountains in the short daylight of Mid November and December.

These are the days of shorter daylight – This time of year you get into the short daylight hours on the hills. Around now we have less than 8 hours before it’s pitch dark. Many of us learn this the … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Avalanche info, Books, Corbetts and other hills, Equipment, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, People, Recomended books and Guides, Scottish winter climbing., Views Mountaineering, Weather, Well being | Leave a comment

The Cairngorm Tragedy 21 November 1971.

I was not going to put this up as a friend had already shared it so as many read my blog I thought you may wish to see it. Kinloss Archives 1971 – 21 November – Cairngorms Disaster – Feith … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Enviroment, Equipment, Friends, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, People, Recomended books and Guides, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Well being | 5 Comments