Category Archives: Gear

Climbing at Cummingston Crag on the Moray Coast – Be aware of stake failures.

From Pete Hill – local guide  – A word of warning for those that use Cummingston. I was there today and there were two stake failures within an hour or so of each other, not from our team but from some … Continue reading

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A visit to RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue and the Tale of the Abseil Post on Carn Mor Dearg /Ben Nevis now gone.

Yesterday was an easy day and i had to visit RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Team for a photo for “the Cycle to Syracuse USA”  in late October.  It was my first visit to RAF Lossiemouth and thanks for Shane ( … Continue reading

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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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