Category Archives: Bothies

35 years on – 7 December 1982 – The F111 USAF crashed on Sgurr Na Stri (The hill of Strife) Isle of Skye.

I heard from another person from the USA who had read my blog  last night, he was on this incident on the enquiry team after the crash for the F111 aircraft on the Isle of Skye. I thought it was … Continue reading

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Heading home from Glen Clova A glen for all seasons?Memories of past days with the RAF Wessex from Leuchars. Neil Robertson stretchers?

The Glen Clova Hotel was packed the small bar only a few seats the rest were full with meals being served that looked great so I has a quick pint after dinner and back to the bunkhouse. It would be … Continue reading

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Day 13 – West to East 9 th November 1977 a winter day on the Mamores.

I was just back from a great night talking about “Getting ready for winter” live on Facebook. I was part of a panel Mark Diggins a Mountain Guide and head of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service, Jon Jones Head of … Continue reading

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40 years on – the Big Walk some thoughts of a winter West – East .

The West – East 1977 Looking through my notes from what seems another era I looked at my preparations and worries to get ready for a big undertaking then our winter walk in October / November in 1977. These were … Continue reading

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40 years on – Some thoughts of a wild walk West to East Of Scotland 1977

Yesterday I was going to get out for a wander in the Cairngorms but despite being away early the weather was very poor. The mist was down as I drove to the Dava Moor and decided to come home. I … Continue reading

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A blowy wander to the Green Loch, Ryvoan bothy a poem, thoughts of family and John Muir. 

My plans were thwarted with the big winds. The car was batterd up at the car park in the Cairngorms, the forecast was right big winds. I decided  it was back to Glenmore Lodge for a wander up to the … Continue reading

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Sadly another wet day on Skye – The Fairy Pools a “honey pot” and Bruach Na Frithe in the wet and misty wander.

Skye Day 2 – I was staying at the fantastic BMC hut in Glenbrittle in Skye with the Moray Mountaineering Club. I had already had a short day previous on Sgurr Na Bannadich before the weather broke. I had an early … Continue reading

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