Category Archives: Equipment

Fun day in the Roseille forest with Burghead primary school and Outfitmoray! Moray Mountaineering Club AGM a slide show -Hills on Horseback / General Wades Roads: 

Yesterday it was a busy morning helping Outfitmoray a local charity that I am the patron of with their Active Schools day at my local Burghead primary school. http://outfitmoray.com/wp-content/themes/Avada/assets/js/html5shiv.js Outfit Moray Outdoor Adventure Activities Charity Lossiemouth Changing Lives Through Learning … Continue reading

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Am  I a wind coward or just getting old?

I always look at the weather forecast and the wind speeds, the forecast is a guide so when I arrive in an area I keep my options open. I spent 40 years many times out in weather where only the … Continue reading

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The Mountain Bothies Association MBA.

At the weekend a lot of us enjoy a break out of the wind and rain in a Mountain Bothy we were up in the far North at Lochiveraon at the West end of loch a’ Bhraoin. It was great … Continue reading

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Four seasons in one day at Loch a Bhraoin the Fannichs. 

  The plan was a day out with the Moray Mountaineering Club Bus Meet to the Fannichs yesterday. The forecast was wild on the tops so I planned an easy day on the lower Grahams! Weather permitting! The photo below … Continue reading

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Old Classic Gear a few favourites. Dachstein Mitts, Tartan Shirts and Curly boots. 1970 – 1980.

How the gear has changed from nearly 40 years ago and how many favourites have gone. I asked yesterday if folk could name some of the gear in the photo  above. Dachstein Mitts still loved, by many. The finger-less mitts, … Continue reading

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A short walk in the Cairngorms then a another broken heart at the rugby.

It was a lazy start away at 0800 to pick up Gus and Yeni from Forres then head to Cairngorms for a short walk before the rugby. The forecast was not bad at all for March as we drove to … Continue reading

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North Wales in the late 70’s. Thanks to a few friends. A grand place to be and learn.

The blog on climbing in North Wales brought back so many memories of great days in North Wales when I was posted down South as a full-time Deputy Team Leader of the RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team, I was posted … Continue reading

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