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Fionaven – A mountain of huge corries a long ridge.wild views and “Its climbs have a mysterious reputation.”

I have promised a pal that we will climb the Corbett Fionaven she has been waiting to climb in for a while. I hope I am fit enough still to climb a big mountain after we are allowed backed in … Continue reading

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How do we cope with the Coronavirus information. Advice on hill-walking, mountaineering, skiing and climbing.

I am asked if I am going out on the hills with the Coronavirus ongoing? I have not been on the hills since January as I have a ongoing problem with my chest. It’s getting better and I feel a … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day. Lassies I admire !

International Women’s Day I was very lucky to have been brought up with some many friends telling me the tales of past Mountaineers and other incredible people. In these days there were few women mountaineers. I have always loved books … Continue reading

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The Old Man of Stoer – a few comments/ memories.

The Old Man Of Stoer is a classic climb on the North West Coast the Stoer peninsula North 0f Lochinver. to mountaineers and climbers it is a classic sea stack made immortal by the late Tom Patey in his wonderful … Continue reading

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Great to be feeling better at last.

Well hopefully slowly on the mend no hills yet but a visit to see the girls in Inverness. We had some time together and a chippy tea as a treat. They are such fun at this age. I had a … Continue reading

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Banff Mountain Film Festival Inverness – a great night. Great motivation on the final film about and 82 year old to life – “No Problem a great Mantra”

Last night I went to the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Eden Court Inverness. Banff in Canada is a place I know well from my many visits in the 80’s, 90, and onwards ice climbing. What a country Canada is … Continue reading

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Ben Lui – The Helicopter used as a belay to lower the stretcher, then stuck overnight on the ridge and given a Parking Ticket.

Ben Lui at 3707 feet is a superb mountain in the southern Highlands of Scotland, at the head of Glen Fyne. It has five well-defined ridges radiating out from the summit. Four corries lie between the ridges; including Coire Gaothaich … Continue reading

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