Category Archives: Corbetts and other hills

My mate Tom Mac Donald RIP.

Tom MacDonald I have the just had the sad news of my pal Tom MacDonald died on Thursday at his home in Dundee. I have no other news as yet. It was a huge shock as I thought the man … Continue reading

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Meal Fuar – mhonaidh 699 metres (Hill of the Cold Mass)

I was offered a short day on the hill yesterday with Dianne and Dottie and we left at a descent time 0800 on quiet roads for Loch Ness, The plan was the Meal Fuar – mhonaidh 699 metres. This wee … Continue reading

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Assynt – Ben Mhor Coigach Sgurr an Fhidhleir – The Fhidhleir

My friend Terry was up North visiting Assynt he had a couple of great days. I cover for him when he is alone on the hill. It’s a bit of back up for him he sent me a few great … Continue reading

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Every picture tells a story – Sirius Falls – Assynt.

I had been speaking to the late Andy Nisbet about a big waterfall Eas A’ Chual Aluin. It is in Assynt at grid reference NC 282 278. This waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in Britain. The fall is … Continue reading

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Dog sitting – Back from the West my pal Islay for a few days. Plans for the New Year? “So much to do so little time “

It was very wet over in the West but we had a quite New Year we got lots of driving rain. The rivers are very high and the great peaks snow less. It was a long drive back until I … Continue reading

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Rannoch Station – Ben Alder bothy and a great few days away.

It had been planned for a while a wee trip to Ben Alder bothy with friends. It’s a fair wander in and we got the train in to the lonely Rannoch station. We had huge bags old bodies and the … Continue reading

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A good short day – Maurader crash on Beinn Na Fuesaige.

This aircraft struck the north western flank of Beinn na Fuesaige in Glen Carron to the south west of Achnasheen, at 1,900ft a short way below the summit and at about 200mph. Sadly all the crew died . Updated Grid … Continue reading

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Getting away for the mountains in the short daylight of Mid November and December.

These are the days of shorter daylight – This time of year you get into the short daylight hours on the hills. Around now we have less than 8 hours before it’s pitch dark. Many of us learn this the … Continue reading

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Favourite Corbett’s and memories – only one left no rush its taken 60 years.

My first Corbett was either The Merrick or Goatfell definitely aged about 5 . I did many more in my youth living in Ayrshire and so near Arran that was over 60 years ago. Over the years I became fascinated … Continue reading

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A special day on Terry’s last Corbett with a lot of old and new pals – Am Bachach Kintail.

The forecast was poor and I left early winter must be coming as I had porridge before I left. I was meeting my mate Laurry outside Inverness and going to take my van to Kintail. As always Laurry changed the … Continue reading

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