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Short walk into the Cairngorms a winter wander.

It was a short wander into the Cairngorms passing a snow gritter on the way over the Lonely but beautiful Dava Moor. The road up to the Caingorm car park was icy and quiet. I parked away from the few … Continue reading

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Looking for a contact for Davy Crabb anyone help ?

I have had someone contact me trying to contact Davy Crabb who was on the Incredible first winter ascent of the Skye ridge in 1965 by Hamish MacInnes, Tom Patey, B. Robertson and Davy Crabb. This was achieved in a … Continue reading

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November walking/ climbing in the hills.

I have just finished a series of talks for the Charity Mountain Aid about “Stepping out for Winter” I find that November can be an interesting time on the hills. Over many years I have experienced so many changes in … Continue reading

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A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Munros and maybe the damage being done? The right of Access and how we must look after this right that many covet.

I had a lovely day on my local Munro Ben Wyvis it is a magical hill and nowadays busy with so many enjoying it locally. As it is a solitary Munro it is chased down and raced up often on … Continue reading

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At last a day on the hills. Ben Wyvis, Glas Leathad Mor (1046m, Munro 85)

The forecast looks great so off to my Local Munro Ben Wyvis near Dingwall. It’s called Dingwalls “Ben”by the locals and a grand hill. I am still recovering from my bronchitis so it will be a slow day but this weather … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid “Step up to Winter”safety talks now finished with last night talk at Aberdeen University.

That’s the Mountain Safety talks finished in Aberdeen . I have just completed a week of Mountain talks in 5 towns in Scotland. Dunfermline, Irvine , Lanark, Dundee and Aberdeen. This was for a Charity called Mountain Aid who sponsored the … Continue reading

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