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What a mess we are leaving in the wild places and seas. Camusunary bay and bothy a piece from a special place on Skye. What can we do?

Many will know of my love of Skye not just the great Cuillin peaks but also the lesser known areas of this wonderful Island. Over the years I have built a love for not one of the classic peaks but … Continue reading

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Nan Shepherd – The Living Mountains – A true love story of the Cairngorms

I wrote about John Muir yesterday as I missed the John Muir day but was only recently introduced to another fantastic writer Nan Shepherd about 10 years ago.  There was a short piece on the TV last night and a … Continue reading

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Sorry for missing John Muir Day – what a man. Tomorrow – Nan Shepherd

As I stopped the wind was wisping across the loch and the spray was soaking me at times. It was surreal with the light times but magical as well. The tree roots are amazing down by the loch worn,bent, open … Continue reading

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Over the Bridge to Skye on the bike and seeing the Wind – Farm Blades being transported. No hills but a lovely day of seeing the sea the hills and the lighthouse getting painted! All from the bike.

It was away early as we had to be out of our incredible accommodation in Plockton early and Judy and Lyle were heading home to the Borders. I decided to have a short cycle I had not been out on … Continue reading

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Mountaineering Books – down sizing. What’s is your favourites?

I am trying hard at downsizing my Mountaineering books, it is sad to see some of them unread on my bookshelves. I will try to ensure many go to good homes some I will keep this is  a few off … Continue reading

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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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International Women’s Day 2018: One who did so much Gwen Moffat Guide.Mountaineer, author and pioneer well worth a read.

My inspiration was my Mum – but that is for another day. Today is International Women’s Day  and nowadays  there are so many inspirational Women  about. I give lectures and talks all over Scotland and there are so many women … Continue reading

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