Category Archives: Corbetts

Ben Tee – “The Fairy hillock” what a stunning day, and grand views all day,

Ben Tee is a prominent Corbett, visible from many points along the Great Glen and Glen Garry, and makes a fine, wide ranging viewpoint. That is the guide book description of this hill. I was out with the Moray Mountaineering … Continue reading

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A look back The North – South Walk 1976 – Loch Droma the Fannichs, The Nest bothy, Fionn Bheinn , Hospitality at Scardroy Lodge and not well?

Where were you 42 years ago in 1976 we had a plan, we used our leave for the full year nearly ? We lived on packet soup porridge and some compo rations. It was a North to South of Scotland … Continue reading

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A hard day on the back of Beinn Liath Mhor a few thoughts a day hard day physically and mentally? A huge thanks to Torridon MRT.

I was staying at Gerry’s Hostel right next to Achnachellach Station snow had fallen during the night only a smattering but the weather was a little warmer. I was planning to go in to the back of Beinn Liath Mor … Continue reading

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A cycle in Appin heaven! On the hills from Lochaber MRT “The conditions are great at moment but underfoot they are very unforgiving and care should be taken when out.”

After a great night at the Fort William Mountain Festival and a magic breakfast in the Alexandria Hotel it was off to see my friend Sue who fancied a cycle. To be honest I just wanted to be on these … Continue reading

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A tricky day on Beinn Liath Mhor and thanks to the Mountain Rescue Teams and SARDA who continue to search so the families can have closure. Sadly Archie the pointer dog was located yesterday .

Many will know that this year is a big winter and there have been some tragic accidents. Sadly my sisters nephews Alan and Neil were involved in an accident in the Torridon hills. Neil has been found and the Alan … Continue reading

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Off to my local Corbett – Ben Rinnes for a short winter wander.

Yesterday I was pretty tired after the annual Clavie (the Pictish New Year) celebrations but managed to great walks along the beach with my pals dogs. The weather was superb with the sun out and the views and beach incredible. … Continue reading

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A short walk – Beleach Na Ba – Applecross a place that never fails to impress.

Yesterday I was offered a trip to Applecross by a pal Pete Amphlett we went in his vanĀ  it was not an early start we left at 0900 from my house. It was a stunning day bitter cold but no … Continue reading

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