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Strange weather – big winds and seas. Be careful!

As we wait for the weather to improve my thoughts are with Ireland where the storm has battered the Island, the power of nature is there for all to see. No matter what we do we have to sit and … Continue reading

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Sadly another wet day on Skye – The Fairy Pools a “honey pot” and Bruach Na Frithe in the wet and misty wander.

Skye Day 2 – I was staying at the fantastic BMC hut in Glenbrittle in Skye with the Moray Mountaineering Club. I had already had a short day previous on Sgurr Na Bannadich before the weather broke. I had an early … Continue reading

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A short morning on Sgurr Na Bannachdaich the Isle of Skye 965 metres! 

According to many sources guide books “Sgurr Na Bannadich Munro 190 is one of the easiest Munros on Skye and a fine viewpoint ” it is the most westerly of all the Munros! It is usually done with several others … Continue reading

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As the winter draws in on the hills, a reminder.

Let’s all look after each other? Todays weather from MWIS 3 Oct 2017 SUMMARY FOR ALL MOUNTAIN AREAS Gale force westerly winds across most mountains. A frontal wave will affect S Scotland & N England, producing a zone of persistent … Continue reading

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“Slip, sliding away” on a wet Idwal Slabs with two special mates.

I am in Wales and stayed with Rusty and Nerys and the boys in Bethesda last night we had a great night. We had hoped to go climbing with Pete Kay another pal yesterday. The weather was poor and rained … Continue reading

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The Milton Mountaineers and getting older on the hills?

Many who love the mountains and wild places  go for the views a times  we cannot believe that what we have seen and enjoyed and that we should never  take any of it for granted. As we get older a … Continue reading

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Classic Climbing – Cairngorms Clean Sweep Hells Lum Crag – great memories of crazy days on the rock with some top folk.

Allen Fyffe that great man writes about the Classic Clean Sweep a superb rock climb in the Cairngorms in Classic Rock.  He says make sure its dry and wear your rock boots! Clean Sweep Very Severe 500 feet  – first … Continue reading

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