Category Archives: Family

Every photo tells a story. Friendships forged in the mountains.

Al died whilst soling on the the North Face of the Matterhorn a few years later. It was one of the hardest periods of my life getting him home. I have lost a good few pals in the mountains it’s … Continue reading

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What do we love about Mountains and wild places.

I get asked so often “why do you go on the mountains often by folk. A day on the hills would be the last thing that some would want to do. “There is the well known reply “because it’s there” … Continue reading

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Corbett Days no 2 – Stob an Aonaoch Mhoir a poem in the Doric. “A day in the Jungles and Jet Boils”. By kind permission of the Bard of Dunphail.

Doric, the popular name for Mid Northern Scots or Northeast Scots, refers to the Scots language as spoken in the northeast of Scotland. There is an extensive body of literature, mostly poetry, ballads, and songs. A day in the Jungles and Jet Boils. Heavy came to … Continue reading

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A bit of everything today on the remote Corbett Stob an Aonaich Mhoir. Rannoch.

Bikes – midges – off Route – bike gear snags – great views – down hill – an Eagle – midges – jet boiler – cramp – home. I was away early to collect Bab’s at 0600 and get bikes … Continue reading

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Thinking of a special lady.

Today would have been my Mums birthday, she was a lovely lady who died sadly of leukaemia many years ago. I was down in RAF Valley in North Wales in these days she never even told me she was ill, … Continue reading

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It’s getting busy! A few thoughts ?

I have been lucky to get out and enjoy a few days on the hills. I love to be out it all seems new. Yet I am trying going to a few areas away from the crowds as I am … Continue reading

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Meall a’ Bhuachaille another wee gem of a hill.

Yesterday we wanted to get out and myself Babs and Derrick(Yeni) decided that in separate cars to drive to Glenmore for one of the best short days in the Cairngorms. It’s a popular wee hill with big views. Meall a’ … Continue reading

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Looking back today on the last 100 days there have been some interesting thoughts that are in my head.

Lots of emotions and thoughts over the last 100 days. Sadness. At first there was great sadness as my grand kids moved South. I was so used to seeing them regularly that hurt. I did fear for the future for … Continue reading

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Fathers Day thought 2020.

I feel this is especially relevant today?  Many would not believe that I had a minister as my father was a “Fire and Brimstone minister” a Tee – totaller. I looking back had a great child hood though, though we … Continue reading

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Looking back on a strange few months.

It’s been a long time since I was on the hills but though I miss them so much my bike has been such a great pal over the last few months. I have mentioned before that when the tides allow … Continue reading

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