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There is something about Stac Pollaidh that when on this lovely wee mountain or any other of these great mountains it brings the incredible words of Norman MaCaig to the mind. How can someone write such words that the hills … Continue reading

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I am off to Ardgour for the weekend its a place of magic and memories here is one. Ardgour –  Garbh Bheinn in a heatwave to Ardgour visiting Alan Grouts (RIP) Memorial.- It had been my plan for many years … Continue reading

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The Munro’s have always meant so much to me when I joined Mountain Rescue it became my ambition to complete them. In these days there was a lot less folk about on the hills. The numbers who had registered their … Continue reading

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Weeping Wall Canada an Ice Mecca. Some memories of gear. Bugs Mc Keith and Mount Kidd Falls.

The first time I saw this cliff was in 1984  and I was in awe of it to me seemed to have so be a sea of ice. There was no one about even  on the Highway in these days … Continue reading

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My first weekend at Kintail – Jan 1972 some memories. Mullach na Dheiragain and another remote hill to start on.

I will never forget my first weekend out with the RAF Mountain Rescue it was to Kintail in January 1972. It is etched in my mind. I had arrived at RAF Kinloss with the full intention of joining the RAF … Continue reading

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Headed home. Snowy Ossian and the Stag at Ossian a bit of a celebrity now after an article in the Sunday Post. Be aware heavy snow and wind.

Old age does not come easy and the Hostel was a bit busy and I found out that I was not booked my mistake. More of the club were arriving via Culra and some Munro’s. The weather would be wild … Continue reading

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Stravaig – “wandering about aimlessly.”

What a great word Stravaig – author and broadcaster Alastair Borthwick’s incredible book Always A Little Further (1939) as “a vivid memoir of a decade’s carefree and impetuous stravaiging through the Scottish highlands. I am still trying to clear my bronchitis … Continue reading

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