Category Archives: Bothies

A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget 7 December 1982 – USA F111 Crash Isle of Skye. Thank

Ten 10 days ago I was at Arlington Cemetery in the USA and that is where we started our journey to Cycle to Syracuse in memory of the Lockerbie victims involved in the tragic events in 1988. The Cemetery is … Continue reading

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The rivers are in spate be aware – As always Nature rules and respect the weather. There will always be another day?

River Awareness Two of my friends recently very experienced mountaineers  who I spoke to this week have had snags with rivers and the rain is still falling with today a break and then more rain for the weekend. One pal … Continue reading

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The Wellington aircraft crash near Geal Charn 10 December 1942 and a survivors story. The Corrour Tragedy.

Yesterday I had a lovely visit from Andrew and Karin Miller who had travelled all the way from Australia. They had been trying to get information on an aircraft crash that a relative died in during the war. He told … Continue reading

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A big day in Fisherfield and an unplanned night in the bothy at Shenevall

In the early 80’s I was into big days on the hills. In Mountain Rescue we trained hard for the inevitable call out after a long day on the hill or after work! To get fit we pushed out the … Continue reading

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Just another weekend 15/17 Sept 1978 Tyndrum – Ben Cruachan and the 4 Munros and a night in a cave on Colonsay

I have just been looking through my old diaries and amazingly I was at Tyndrum that weekend ! We would have been staying in the old Staff Quarters near the Hotel! Or it may have been the Village Hall I … Continue reading

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Dog Tails from the back of a Land rover – Kinloss MRT, Big call outs, the Harris Shackleton crash and the end of a great life. This may bring a tear to your eye?

Let me introduce myself: My name is Teallach I was a very soft Alsatian and I have been asked to guest on this blog. I was very lucky to have spent all of my life on the hills, mountains and … Continue reading

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