Category Archives: Corbetts and other hills

A blowy wander to the Green Loch, Ryvoan bothy a poem, thoughts of family and John Muir. 

My plans were thwarted with the big winds. The car was batterd up at the car park in the Cairngorms, the forecast was right big winds. I decided  it was back to Glenmore Lodge for a wander up to the … Continue reading

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Heading Home from Killin an easy Corbett and home.

It had been a great night at Killin Mountain Rescue 50 th Anniversary  and I was up early in my Hotel in Killin the Coach House. The view from my window was superb with the light and hills emerging. I … Continue reading

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A bonnie trip to Beinn nan Imirean 849 metres  just off the busy A85 past Crianlarich and new Corbett for me!

Friday after tea – It was an easy drive down to Onich for the night to give me an early start as the traffic in Fort William due to road works on the A82 it is awful just now and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Guide books – planning, Naismiths Rule. Guide book survey.

I was in Ardgour a few weeks ago and sadly I missed the best day on the hill at a meeting in Fort William. When I got back I was listening to a few talking about their great day out … Continue reading

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Clachnaben and Mount Battock and an Industrial landscape. The Wind farm beckons?

Yesterday I was out with the Moray Mountaineering Club on their monthly bus meet to Glen Dye for an ascent of Clachnaben at 589 metres and the Corbett Mount Battock. It was a long Bus trip through some stunning scenery … Continue reading

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Mount Battock the most easterly Corbett.

Today I am out with the Moray Mountaineering club on a Bus meet to Mount Battock from Glen Dye over a wee hill Clachnaben with a striking granite tor with its rock climbing cliff it  gives a great view of … Continue reading

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Arran Mountain Festival – fundraiser August

The Isle of Arran why is it so special  to me? It is a huge honour to be asked to speak in Arran about some of my adventures at the Arran Mountain Festival Lecture in August please come along and … Continue reading

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