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A wander today Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres and today BBC – Radio Scotland Snow and Ice – The Brainwaves program Today Wed 27 Dec radio Scotland at 1330 ! Well worth a listen !

Good morning everyone I hope to manage a short day on the hill today just off the A9 near Tomatin  Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres, we are meeting in Inverness and we will see how my cold is. Yesterday … Continue reading

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“The Right to Roam” a right we take for granted in Scotland. Patagonia film sums it up. The Mountain Bothies Association.

  That great company Patagonia a hugely environmentally friendly company have helped made a great wee video about a trip to Scotland in winter by some snowboarders from the USA . It really tugs at my heart strings and is … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – Hill days and ice climbs on past Christmas Periods. Can you donate to the Homeless?

Yesterday was busy I spent most of the night coughing and lots of broken sleep the usual Christmas cold that sweeps the village. I managed to get into shops early though they were still busy at 0700 a bit of … Continue reading

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The Walk ” some prisons have no walls “- a story to make us all think how lucky we are?

This is a plug for a man I admire Mikey Kay and his love for his brother Spencer who is a severely autistic. This autism means he has had around-the-clock care since he was born. His mother literally looked after him … Continue reading

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Yesterday was International Volunteer Day thanks to all who give of their precious time. Fittingly a presentation night with Daedalus Explorers  Scouts  

A got a few reminders that today is a day to thank all those who give off their time voluntary to help others. The country would not exist with out them and their are so many who help I all … Continue reading

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Farewell my friend Paddy Heron a real character.

I arrived at Onich near Fort William at 0100 after a long drive from Cupar where I had just finished the last of the 4 winter talks for the Charity Mountain Aid . The roads were very quite and I … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Winter talk last night Kilmarnock full house again tonight Dumfries Police HQ at 1930. Ayr United win what a day.

Last nights talk for Mountain Aid was held in Kilmarnock at the Capringham Golf Club it was a great success with another full house. The event was hosted by the Am Binnien club. Thanks to all. Despite the dark night … Continue reading

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