Category Archives: Bothies

My mate Tom Mac Donald RIP.

Tom MacDonald I have the just had the sad news of my pal Tom MacDonald died on Thursday at his home in Dundee. I have no other news as yet. It was a huge shock as I thought the man … Continue reading

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Thanks to John Harper of The Braeraich for all those years of looking after us in Newtonmore . RIP John

This wee blog is read by many ex RAF Troops all over the World . I use it to pass news good and bad on to others many who live away from Facebook. I picked this up from Joanne through … Continue reading

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Dog sitting – Back from the West my pal Islay for a few days. Plans for the New Year? “So much to do so little time “

It was very wet over in the West but we had a quite New Year we got lots of driving rain. The rivers are very high and the great peaks snow less. It was a long drive back until I … Continue reading

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heavywhalley.wordpress.com/2021/06/08/a-bothy-tale-early-winter-dec-1978-the-mamores-and-an-encounter-at-meannanach-bothy/amp/ Luibelt bothy before the BBC Podcast!

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The silent world of the walk out from Ben Alder Cottage – where has all the wild life gone.The industrial clearance of trees made some of the forest look like a bomb site?

As we wandered back through Ben Alder Cottage it was a stunning morning. We walked out along the path now partly frozen then the track through forestry and cleared areas. We all remarked how few animals we had seen. Of … Continue reading

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Rannoch Station – Ben Alder bothy and a great few days away.

It had been planned for a while a wee trip to Ben Alder bothy with friends. It’s a fair wander in and we got the train in to the lonely Rannoch station. We had huge bags old bodies and the … Continue reading

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The Corrour Tragedy 29 – 31 December 1951.

A few years ago as I walked into Ossian Youth Hostel from Corrour Station on Friday night a small snow shower hit me just as it was getting dark. It reminded me of though such a wonderful place to be … Continue reading

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The Wellington Crash 10 Dec 1942 Corrour / Alder Estate – Geal Charn. A sad but amazing tale.

There are few who know of this incident yet it is an incredible event. It takes you back to the dark days of the war 1942 when Britain was struggling. This tragic Crash was on 10 th Dec 1942. Near … Continue reading

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A good short day – Maurader crash on Beinn Na Fuesaige.

This aircraft struck the north western flank of Beinn na Fuesaige in Glen Carron to the south west of Achnasheen, at 1,900ft a short way below the summit and at about 200mph. Sadly all the crew died . Updated Grid … Continue reading

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At last a weekend on the hills. Some tips for early season mountaineering.

The day started early with a Covid Test as I am away for a weekend with the Moray Mountaineering Club . There are only a few of us out staying at the Jacobite Mountaineering Club hut near Achnasheen Invercroft. These … Continue reading

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