Category Archives: Corbetts and other hills

The Cromdales and a visit to the crash site of a RAF Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, Carn a’ Ghille Chearr, 710 metres Cromdale Hills.

I have visited the Cromdales a few times mainly on the odd winter course when we skied from Grantown on Spey. This was due to heavy snow at various years stopping us going to the Cairngorms. Yet I have never … Continue reading

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Fathers Day ! Thanks Dad .

Today is Father’s Day it always makes me think of my Dad who passed away over 35 years ago. I wrote this piece a few years ago and memories came flooding back of how incredible parents I had.   My … Continue reading

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All the Corbetts in a day a great effort by Carnethy Hill running Club.

I have always been in awe of hill runners and met many over the years . They are a unique group of unsung heroes on the hills. Last weekend the Carnethy Club completed all the Corbetts in a day. What … Continue reading

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Short Sunderland 111 ML858 Crash – St Kilda – 7 June 1944 – A visit in May 2022.

The Sunderland aircraft crashed on a navigation exercise from a flight out of Oban. I have been very fortunate to visit this sad Crash site on the remote Island of St Kilda on two occasions in 2014 and May 2020. … Continue reading

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A cracking day Carn an Fhreiceadhain (The lookout hill) a Corbett near Kingussie.

Yesterday we had our first Bus meet with my local Moray Mountaineering Club since the dark days of COVID. The committee had decided to use this day to introduce new members to the Club. The Venuer was Kingussie andr we … Continue reading

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Ben Stack – A Graham at 721 metres well worth the journey up to the North West.

This mountain is so shapely though not big on stature it’s a real mountain. So many miss it on there journey to better known mountains in the area. I did it as an afterthought and loved it the views are … Continue reading

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A very slow day in Torridon Tom na Gruagaich. Beinn Alligin a cracking mountain.

“The weather had a great forecast for the West” my friend Kalie said “West is best” so I came over late on Thursday night. I had just had a tooth taken out on Wednesday and was not feeling great. Yet … Continue reading

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Mountains by various boats etc. Goatfell, Ben Lomond, Knoydart,Slioch, Skye etc.

If you read about the mountains and the sea add them together and you have a unique way to travel to these wild places. Here are just a few of my memories. Goatfell. My early memories are of the ferry … Continue reading

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A poem by Babs – our poet Laureate of the Moray Mountaineering Club

Heavy’s Last Corbett, Creach Bheinn, 25thMarch 2022. A big thanks to all who I enjoyed these hills with over many years. So Heavy, ye’ve finally made it It’s taken ye sixty five year But the Corbetts are for savouring “There’s … Continue reading

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The joy of being outdoors ?

I had a great week last week and it does not get much better. I was on the hill with some great friends they were all types of people in the small group as I was completing my Corbett’s. I … Continue reading

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