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1976 – North to South Scotland the Wild Glens, Strathfarrar, Cannich, Affric some of Scotland’s finest walks day after day.

The North to South Walk May 1976 1976 Day 8. May 16 – The Strathfarrar Four It was going to be a hard day for me as there was a long walk in to the mountains that we had planned … Continue reading

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1976 North to South a look back in time. Ben Hope to Ben Lomond a walk on the wild side at times.

I have not got out much this winter but this is a look back when I did. Where were you 42 years ago in 1976 we had a plan, we used our leave for the full year nearly ? We … Continue reading

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Time to get out on the hills – this is a healing place.

I had a hard few weeks and with the sad outcome over of the Gibson brothers loss on the hills. It made me think of how lucky I am and yet how healing the hills can be. The photo above … Continue reading

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Lovely Cycle to Loch Ness with pals – cycle paths any thoughts ?

I am on a mission to find some transport after my car disaster. At present I have a hired van that is great as my bike fits in it. I went into Inverness to look for transport it was frightening … Continue reading

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A hard day on the back of Beinn Liath Mhor a few thoughts a day hard day physically and mentally? A huge thanks to Torridon MRT.

I was staying at Gerry’s Hostel right next to Achnachellach Station snow had fallen during the night only a smattering but the weather was a little warmer. I was planning to go in to the back of Beinn Liath Mor … Continue reading

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Artic – Moruisg and at night at Gerry’s Hostel.

The snow was down in village as I left early but fine on the main roads a few miles they were black and it was a clear run to Inverness. We were meeting Diane and Brent at Tarvie Snack Bar … Continue reading

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Great Night at Lochaber the Fort William Mountain Festival / a night in the footsteps of giants !

Yesterday I was asked to speak at the Fort William Film Festival a true honour and present Lochaber MRT with an an award for 50 years of Service! I had a busy day visiting some great folk and missed out … Continue reading

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