Category Archives: Bothies

Dog Tales part 8 – the final chapter – you may need a hanky?

Part 8  – Tragedy – Just before we left Leuchars Kinloss Heavy’s great mate Al Macleod was killed whilst soling the North Face of the Matterhorn. The team was going out to Braemar for the weekend when the Police stopped … Continue reading

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Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas.

For most of my working life I worked most Christmas for many years with the Mountain Rescue. We would be away for several days in a village hall in Newtonmore or Fort William. That made us central for call – … Continue reading

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1972 February – Avalanche on Lancet Edge of Sgor Iutharn

From the classic Mountain Scrambles in Scotland by Andrew Dempster. “The narrow rocky ridge gains its star from the grand position it occupies in wild and remote country, rather than the quality of the actual scrambling. With a good snow … Continue reading

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Some ideas for stocking fillers for lovers of the outdoors.

As always a few ideas for the Christmas stocking fillers. A Bothy bag / a great bit of kit its magic of you ever need it in an emergency or to get out of the weather. They all are lightweight … Continue reading

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Winter Adventures – A day at the races on Ben Nevis Castle Ridge, Observatory Ridge, North East Buttress and Tower Ridge.

Winter Adventures This is a from a good pal who I climbed with many years ago. It is his birthday this week I was supposed to go down South to celebrate his birthday. Due to other family commitments I could … Continue reading

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More on Ben Nevis Memories of the CIC Hut.

A few days ago I wrote a small piece about Ben Nevis it was something I had wanted to do for a while. Thank you all for the kind comments . Yet it only touched the memories of great days … Continue reading

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1997 – A Few Days in Skye with Granny and The Girls.

1997 September Granny is sixty six , a farmer’s wife, and a fit young lass. She had only six Munros to do of which five were in Skye, I was called in to help as her son in law Mark … Continue reading

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