Monthly Archives: March 2022

A poem by Babs – our poet Laureate of the Moray Mountaineering Club

Heavy’s Last Corbett, Creach Bheinn, 25thMarch 2022. A big thanks to all who I enjoyed these hills with over many years. So Heavy, ye’ve finally made it It’s taken ye sixty five year But the Corbetts are for savouring “There’s … Continue reading

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The joy of being outdoors ?

I had a great week last week and it does not get much better. I was on the hill with some great friends they were all types of people in the small group as I was completing my Corbett’s. I … Continue reading

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Mountain Accidents – men and women,

There was a piece in the paper about mountain accidents concerning men and women on the hills. Things have changed andcIt’s great to see so many lassies out and about. In the past it stemmed the mountaineering majority was mainly … Continue reading

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A weekend with SARDA Scotland. What an inspiring time.

I am just back from an amazing few days completing my Corbett’s in Appin with great friends. Then it was down to Glencoe to join SARDA Scotland in their training 4 days of Assessment. I had been to training days … Continue reading

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Wildfire warnings .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-60834170.amp Be aware during this dry spell there is a wildfire warning for the hills. Please be careful.

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Objective Dangers.

This is a great time of year with some magical weather as a high has lead to great weather. Just be careful as with the increased daylight and sun comes danger of thawing ice, rockfall and Cornice collapse. A good … Continue reading

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Climbing the Corbett’s it’s taken 65 years to complete. Thanks for all the fun and companionship.

What is a Corbett? Corbetts are Scottish mountains over 2,500 feet (762 metres) and under 3,000 feet (914.4 metres), with a drop of a least 500 feet (152 metres) between each listed hill and any adjacent higher one. There are … Continue reading

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Eididh na Clach Geala – Invereal. A delve into the hidden Corrie.

Eididh na Clach Geala (927m, Munro 257 what a cracking hill away from the crowds. I love this area it’s majestic mountains dominated by Beinn Dearg ( Ullapool) it to me is the wild area of Scotland that I love.The … Continue reading

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Archives of Mountaineering incidents.

I am regularly asked to find information on past incidents. Sadly few teams have a complete record of all the incidents they attended. Over my years in the RAF I took it on to collate all the incidents RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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Mountain Safety how do we get the Safety message across. Self Reliance could be a key.

For some reason my blog has vanished on the internet. What I said was though there is great work down by various organisations on safety in the mountains the tragedies keep happening. I know there are many more going into … Continue reading

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