Category Archives: Books

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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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 into winter talks – last night talk in Lanark today heading for Dundee.

It was a night of heavy rain as I drove to Lanark for my third talk in 3 days . I left early as I was worried about the roads and there was heavy flooding. I went cross country from … Continue reading

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Meeting an amazing man Hamish Brown author.

Last weekend I had the privilege of meeting a man I have huge admiration for Hamish Brown. His wonderful books on the mountains have always been inspirational to me. As a young man I devoured them and found especially his … Continue reading

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Off to a special day – Fiarach – The Grassy pasture. A tale about the Grahams.

Fiarach is the flat-topped hill rising to the south of Dalrigh.  This is near Crainlarich and the Ben Lui range.   Completion On Saturday 15th September 2018 my friend Anne Butler is planning to complete the Grahams on Fiarach (652m). This … Continue reading

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A great insight into the World of hill running! Jonny Muir – “The Mountains are Calling”

Many know my thoughts on these incredible people who run over our mountains and wild places. I was privileged to write a forward for another runner Manny Gorman who ran the Corbett a few years ago. In it I described … Continue reading

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Thoughts – A busy few days Climbing Munro Bagging ,Filming ,Biking and good pals.

Last week was busy and at last I got a bit of rock climbing at Logie Head With Dan and Pete it was a short afternoon but good fun. Later that day in the evening I met the author Jonny … Continue reading

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