Category Archives: Corbetts and other hills

Getting ready for winter? Maps and route planning?

Route planning in winter ? Maps, Gps and changes over the years. I used to love getting out the maps and planning my hill days now it’s so easy with so many great Guide books and advice on the net … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Avalanche info, Corbetts, Corbetts and other hills, Enviroment, Equipment, Family, Friends, Gear, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Munros, Other hills Grahams & Donalds, People, Scottish winter climbing., SMC/SMT, Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment

Last day in Plockton and a wee cycle in Applecross sadly meeting a nutter in a car.

I was at Plockton on the West Coast after staying in the incredible Station House by the railway line. I said good-bye to Lyle and Judy who had a long drive South and planned a bike ride. The road to … Continue reading

Posted in Corbetts and other hills, Cycle to Syracuse Training, Friends, Health, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Views Political?, Weather | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bothies, Corbetts, Corbetts and other hills, Enviroment, Equipment, Friends, Gear, Hill running and huge days!, Local area and events to see, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, People, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Wildlife | 5 Comments

Graham’s 224,Donald’s 89, Corbetts,220,Furths 34, Tops 227,Munro’s 284. A big Day as Anne Butler completes the lot.

Yesterday I was invited to my friends completion of all her Graham’s near Crianlarich . It was an early start for the 3 hour drive and I was stopping to see Aunty Elma in Crianlarich for a cup of tea … Continue reading

Posted in Corbetts, Corbetts and other hills, Enviroment, Equipment, Family, Friends, Gear, mountain safety, Mountaineering | Leave a comment

Off to a special day – Fiarach – The Grassy pasture. A tale about the Grahams.

Fiarach is the flat-topped hill rising to the south of Dalrigh.  This is near Crainlarich and the Ben Lui range.   Completion On Saturday 15th September 2018 my friend Anne Butler is planning to complete the Grahams on Fiarach (652m). This … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Corbetts and other hills, Mountaineering | Leave a comment

Cycling – a great quote ! Mink in Ayr ?

My sister and I were walking along Prestwick Esplanade when I saw this sign: “When the spirits are low when the day appears dark when the work becomes monotonous when Hope seems hardly worth having just mount a bicycle and … Continue reading

Posted in Corbetts and other hills, Cycling, Enviroment, Friends, Health, Local area and events to see, Mountaineering, Other hills Grahams & Donalds, Plants, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Special day in Galloway a place that never lets you down . Great hills few folk .

Yesterday I picked my brother up from his hotel in Ayr for a much needed day on the hills of his beloved Galloway. He lives in Bermuda and is a fit 73 year old. He misses Scotland so this was … Continue reading

Posted in Corbetts, Corbetts and other hills, Cycling, Enviroment, Equipment, Family, Flora, Friends, Gear, Health, Local area and events to see, Mountain Biking, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Other hills Grahams & Donalds, People, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Wildlife | Leave a comment