Category Archives: Family

What is the best low tech kit for the hill? To me its a whistle “a successful rescue on a wild day in Skye”

Today I set off early in the rain and came back due to the body not fancying a day in the rain and mist. The Dava Moor was wet and misty  no views and I can pick my hill days … Continue reading

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A blowy wander to the Green Loch, Ryvoan bothy a poem, thoughts of family and John Muir. 

My plans were thwarted with the big winds. The car was batterd up at the car park in the Cairngorms, the forecast was right big winds. I decided  it was back to Glenmore Lodge for a wander up to the … Continue reading

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The tale of  Teallach the two climbers and a snow hole in the Cairngorms

I once had a dog called Teallach, (the softest long-haired Alsatian you could ever meet) hefinished his Munros in 1985 and he had only twelve left for his second time around, when he unfortunately passed away. He had a life … Continue reading

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Wild wet journey home – sad news from Wales.  

Yesterday I got home after my trip through some wild weather heavy rain and high winds. The Mountains looked wild and I was glad I was not on the hill today. It brightened up near home and the last few … Continue reading

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Heading South – To the land of Wales.

Left in the rain yesterday for my golf/climb/visit the Grandkids trip! The hills looked wet and misty and popped into Fortwilliam to see a young Joss Gosling a veteran RAF Mountain Rescuer. He was on the team on the Beinn … Continue reading

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Killin MRT 50 th Anniversary Ceilidh. Thanking not only the Team member’s but the partners and families that support them.

Saturday – It was a needed break after the hill in the afternoon and then head out from the Coach House Hotel in Killin to the McLaren Hall.It was only a short walk and I arrived early to check what was needed … Continue reading

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Today’s Topic – The shutting of Public Toilets all over Scotland, lack of money or lack of foresight?

Over the last few weeks I have been travelling all over Scotland and noticed a few changes. I was ill a few years ago with a bowel problem that lead to 4 operations and a need to find toilets quickly! … Continue reading

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