Category Archives: Books

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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Travel to Ayr then for talk in Edinburgh tonight in the Students Union Kings Buildings At 1900 all welcome! Low level ice climbs still there?

It was a dreich drive down the A9 yesterday there was the start of a thaw at low level. The roads were clear and just a bit of water on them. The hills were looking good still plastered with snow … Continue reading

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As Britain is getting some heavy snow the Cuillin Ridge in Skye has an incredible winter day in 4 hours 57 min. Missing Walker in Bendronaig Lodge, Lurg Mhor and Bearneas areas. .

A few years ago now  – In search of romance (perhaps) Tim Gomersall and Finlay Wild spent Valentine’s Day trotting across 11 Munro summits, fuelled mostly by jelly babies, in an uncontested (so far) record six hours 14 minutes and … Continue reading

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At last a short wander in the Cairngorms Sron a’Cha-no – then a chat on Mountain Skills in Aviemore – full house.

Due to many reasons I have not been on the hill much recently the main one was tragedy of my sisters nephews ( one still missing on the hill) was a hard time for all. I had promised to speak … Continue reading

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