Category Archives: Bothies

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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The wonderful legacy of the Order of John Scotland to Scottish Mountain Rescue.

St John Scotland has officially transferred ownership of Mountain Rescue bases to Dundonnell and Skye Mountain Rescue teams. St John Scotland is proud to have been the biggest contributor to Scottish Mountain Rescue teams for many years, and by 2020, … Continue reading

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Over the Bridge to Skye on the bike and seeing the Wind – Farm Blades being transported. No hills but a lovely day of seeing the sea the hills and the lighthouse getting painted! All from the bike.

It was away early as we had to be out of our incredible accommodation in Plockton early and Judy and Lyle were heading home to the Borders. I decided to have a short cycle I had not been out on … Continue reading

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End of the line Kyle of Lochalsh the old ferry the bridge and a chilled day. Wind farms love them or hate them – Huge engineering!

I am staying with pals in Plockton and today we took the train to Kyle.Kyle of Lochalsh has always been a place for me on route to Skye in past days there was no bridge and this made the visits … Continue reading

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