Category Archives: Book

Navigation – busy Cairngorm MRT over the last few days.

Yesterday my mate drove up from the Borders Lyle Brotherton a good friend since I met him in the USA in 2008. He had a bit of a wild drive but was on great form. Arriving in the middle of … Continue reading

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Enjoyable chat at Hopeman then a visit a local charity Outfitmoray and a few thoughts on my struggle to write my book! 

A chat at Hopeman lovely group / a local charity Outfitmoray and a few thoughts on my struggle to write my book! I had a lovely morning yesterday talking to the ladies of the Hopeman Be Active Live Longer (BALL) … Continue reading

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A blast of Winter on Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres Hill of the Eel.

The excellent Guide book The Graham’s and Donalds from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalking Guide says that this hill is excellent for a short day or for those travelling to the greater hills. SMC Grahams and Donalds Probably the most … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – Hill days and ice climbs on past Christmas Periods. Can you donate to the Homeless?

Yesterday was busy I spent most of the night coughing and lots of broken sleep the usual Christmas cold that sweeps the village. I managed to get into shops early though they were still busy at 0700 a bit of … Continue reading

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Tom Patey – One man’s mountains a few tales from a must read.

One of the great mountaineering books I have ever read is One Man’s Mountains about the life of the famous Scottish Climbing Doctor Tom Patey.  Sadly I never met Tom but he was well known by many of my friends … Continue reading

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Day 2 Skye – A wander onto Garbh Bheinn via the coastal path  nearly! Eagles, Herons, crazy seals and the “Mad Burn”.

I was staying at the Coruisk hut in the Isle of Skye and I decided to camp nearby with the weekend meet with the Moray Mountaineering Club. There were 14 turned up for the meet all came in by boat … Continue reading

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Highland Scrambles South is out what a great addition. Be careful though these are mainly mountain routes, some that will be rarely climbed.The Scottish Mountain Trust (SMT)and what they do for us? They raised nearly £1,297,500

It is out now – but be careful in the big mountains especially on rarely climbed routes. After winter a dry spell in May and a wet June there ,may be loose rock about. This is a guide that will … Continue reading

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