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A Long Journey back, so many great people/ characters Bill Shankly Memorial and the views outstanding Glencoe magic.

  I left down South at 0200 to miss the traffic on the motorways. Unfortunately the best laid schemes of “mice and men” and the closure of the M6 from junction 14 – 16 and the Birmingham works all added … Continue reading

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Best Laid Schemes – Thoughts on old gear, Walsh running shoes, Suunto watches and Lumix camera.

Well my plans all fell by the way side as I bad dose of “dehli belly” and had to cancel my weekend to Loch Arkaig and Heather’s last Corbett party. There was no way I could go or that I … Continue reading

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One day one winter – The big hills in winter from Loch Ossian another era?

The West to East Day 16 – 11/11/77. This is one day in a huge winter walk in 1977 when 3 of us Jim Morning, Terry Moore and myself set off from Skye to Mount Keen. The idea of a … Continue reading

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A bevy of beauties at Corrour railway Halt from Lochaber running club, A great Corbett Meall na Meoig and grand weather all at Ossian/

I was down at Loch Ossian Youth Hostel  for the weekend with the Moray Mountaineering Club and despite having a rough night being ill violently sick! I was nearly taking the early train home and  felt a bit better in … Continue reading

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Mothers Day – Give your Mum a huge hug today.

It has been many years since I lost my Mother, she died of Leukaemia an awful disease in 1980 which she kept away from most of the family, as she did not want to worry us. That was typical of her … Continue reading

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Achnacarry and Loch Arkaig a kind keeper can you help identify this photo? Donald Cameron Keeper at Achnacarry.

Does anyone have any information on the above photo. I am sure it was from when my Dad was a student minister at Achnacarry in the late 1930’s. He was often out giving communion to the various  outlying remote settlements … Continue reading

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Some Old rock climbing gear – basic ropes,simple harnesses, no helmets, and limited protection

Sadly I had done no climbing when I joined the RAF mountain Rescue and my pride and joy was when I got issued with 2 Scott karabiners, a screw gate and my Yellow belt. What was that yellow belt called? … Continue reading

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