Category Archives: Bothies

Filming in the Mamores today.

Yesterday I had a long day and a meal with Richard Else Cameron MacNeish and Paul Tatershill as we were filming in the Mamores for #RoadsLessTravelled. I was feeling the effects of the day before of an emotional day on … Continue reading

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In Praise of Village Halls. 75 years of RAF Mountain Rescue.

In praise of Village Halls! The RAF Mountain Rescue trained most weekends all over Scotland and the UK. In my early days we camped a lot and on the odd weekend used the village halls or Garages Barns or Lodges … Continue reading

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Garbh Coire bothy – rebuilt thank you Mountain Bothies Association! Great memories in the past and for future generations! If we look after it!

I was told that the wonderful bothy in the remote Garbh Coire was going to be rebuilt after a lot of work by the MBA to get permission from various organisations. Then the huge organisation of men/women power and the … Continue reading

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There is more to the hills than a summit? A look at the two aircraft crashes on Braeraich in the Cairngorms. The Sinclair Hut now long gone.

Poignant view Many who enjoy the Munros and climb will note the off piece of aircraft wreckage about in the Cairngorms there are several wrecks.  On one of the Cairngorms high peaks Braeraich at 1296 metres is one of the … Continue reading

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One of the most iconic views ?

The view from the bothy is incredible you have a panorama of the mighty not often seen side of An Teallach to the wonderful Corbett Beinn Dearg Mor and Loch na Sealga. These mountains are mountaineers mountains in a setting … Continue reading

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The Island of Rum – after yesterday’s photo a few have asked the story to it “

  1997  – Another  Rum Callout .  8 Jun 97 Isle of Rum After a long day on the hill just leaving Skye. Injured bird watcher /Mountaineer (1 Alive). Technical carry out of casualty with head injuries and dislocated shoulder. … Continue reading

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Take nothing but photos leave nothing but footprints? Teallach my dog some new photos.

People ask me about tips for the hills I say learn to navigate ,get fit and take photos from day 1. In my early days it was a costly thing to do taking photos  but nowadays it is so easy … Continue reading

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