Category Archives: Corbetts and other hills

Windy walk at times on An Ruadh – Mheallan the Little Red Hill ( A Graham near Beinn Alligin

The plan was to climb Beinn Alligin at Torridon but the winds were forecast pretty high. So we opted for a pathless Graham opposite the big Munro . From it you can see a another side of the Munro Beinn … Continue reading

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Ben Stack a Wee gem up North.

Ben Stack is a favourite mountain of mine. Despite its size it’s a classic. Ben Stack is a mountain in Sutherland, in the northwest of Scotland. It is 721 m high. It lies southeast of Laxford Bridge and northwest of … Continue reading

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Garbh Bhein – Ardgour a sad tale.

As a Mountain Rescue Team Leader the worst thing that could happen is a Team member being badly injured or killed. I will admit it worried me a lot during my years as Team Leader and as a Party Leader. … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Outdoors more make it a family affair! More great advice from Mountaineering Scotland

I have always tried to encourage young people and families to get out on the hills and wild places. I was lucky as I was introduced at an early age by my parents . We had great holidays and adventures … Continue reading

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A sea of Cloudberry on Ben Rinnes a visit to the Crash site, great views on our busy wee local Corbett.

My friends Babs her pal Kay and “young Derek” aged 79 were going for a walk to Ben Rinnes yesterday. I thought I might be able to meet them at 1000 after my hospital appointment in Elgin. It would be … Continue reading

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A stunning day on Beinn Sgritheall one of the continuously steep Munros.

I had been asked by my friend Kalie to come on a “Last Munro party” of one of her pals to Arnisdale to climb Beinn Sgritheall. It’s a big hill that dominates the village and from here you can see … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe – early start to make the best of the weather. First Munro’s for a while ( over a year). A visit to the Lancaster crash in Corrie Mhic Fhearchair.

“Any chance of a day out on the hill” I get these questions now and again. I have a friend who joined the RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue Team in the 80’s as a very young lad when I was Team … Continue reading

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A cycle- lots of pushing up hills and feeling old. Yet a great day out in Strath Vaich and a struggle up the Corbett Carn Ban. Time for an ebike ?

Sadly I had to pull out of taking a friend John and his son up Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis . I have been really lacking energy and very tired recently. I feel I let John and his son … Continue reading

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A wander on Ben Rinnes – Hares, Ptarmigan and an Aircraft Crash.

Ben Rinnes –  This hill is a favourite of mine, its my nearest hill  a Corbett and has been a good pal over the years.  We used it often in my early days with the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team … Continue reading

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The weather is changing again . Another lovely day in the West.

It looks like we are going to get some rain this week the ground needs it. Everything is so dry but it’s been a lovely few days in the sun after a long winter. ☀️ As I said there are … Continue reading

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