Category Archives: Book

The Fox of Glencoe the adventures of Hamish MacInnes a book by the Scottish Mountain Press.

It’s great to see that this long awaited book is coming out. I have my copy is ordered ! From Scottish Mountaineering Press “The Fox of Glencoe chronicles the adventures of the legendary Hamish MacInnes and his achievements in the … Continue reading

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Colonsay – The Whale sculpture.

I listen to the news that so many folk want to go abroad for a holiday yet in Scotland there is so much to see. How many miss out ? I was very lucky to get a break with my … Continue reading

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Is winter on its way again? Lurg Mor and Bidein a’ Choire Sheasgaich wild hills and the remote Munro top Meal Mor. The remote rock climb “Munroist Reward”.

The forecasts is today the weather will get pretty wintry again. As it’s the Easter holiday and things are starting to open up a bit please be aware. It is fairly common for spells of wild weather to hit us … Continue reading

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The proposed book Fox of Glencoe – a collection of tales from Hamish MacInnes. Scottish Mountaineering Press.

Scottish Mountaineering Press “We’ve just reached a significant milestone for one of this year’s most exciting books with a completed manuscript for The Fox of Glencoe, a collection of tales from Hamish MacInnes. Throughout this wonderful collection of stories, Hamish’s … Continue reading

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Planning for a day on the hills? The love of maps.

Many of us older folk still love looking at maps, we find even on a popular map find new things to go and look at. I have spent so much time looking at them I even had a few in … Continue reading

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Looking back today on the last 100 days there have been some interesting thoughts that are in my head.

Lots of emotions and thoughts over the last 100 days. Sadness. At first there was great sadness as my grand kids moved South. I was so used to seeing them regularly that hurt. I did fear for the future for … Continue reading

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Sky Dance Fighting for the Wild in the Scottish Highlands – book review

Recently I was recommended this book by some good pals. Sky Dance Fighting for the wild in the Scottish Highlands. By J.D. Burns. I was told it was a good read set in Scotland it deals with land ownership , … Continue reading

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Crazy Sorrow – The life and death of Alan Mullin a book that is hard to read but you have to finish it.

This is the story of one of Scotland’s young mountaineers Alan Mullin his short life and his dad death. To me it tells a story of a horrific childhood the effects of sectarian bigotry, a hard life in the military … Continue reading

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1953 Avalanche Probes – Homemade ice axes and at the time new ideas.

After my wee piece on old gear I always think its worth showing what the Mountain Rescue and climbers were using years ago. Can you imagine in 1953 looking for avalanche victims with homemade gas piping made in the RAF … Continue reading

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The Corbett’s are they harder than the Munro’s? What are your favourite ones?

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 222 summits classified as … Continue reading

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