Category Archives: Gear

Glen Clova – Mayar and Driesh and the Scorrie an interesting descent.

I am staying in the Glen Clova  we were staying in the Clova Hotel Bunkhouse sadly the bunk house is getting renovated in January and despite being warm it was lacking in some basics. The night was a long one … Continue reading

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Happy St Andrews Day – Everest bothy remissness Tales from a bothy.

This article was published in the Mountain Bothy Association Newsletter.   Tales from a Bothy – “The Shed” (A wee bothy high on the Tibetan side of Everest) May – June 2001   My first memories of bothying were in the early … Continue reading

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Black Friday – how much “stuff “do we need? Why not recycle or get it fixed.

As I headed back from my fun drive to Ben Rinnes yesterday the radio was going mad about Black Friday is this another consumer con?  The world is mad I am inundated with emails/ trash offers etc about “Black Friday. … Continue reading

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OS Locate – SARLOC – Views please? Leave a route of where your heading.

I was looking at  some of the great feedback from my winter talks last week where I visited 4 towns on separate nights  and some of the Questions asked are well worth repeating. This lets more folk than the audience … Continue reading

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Winter walk November West to East 1977 Day 15 -Luibielt bothy to Stob Coire Easian and Stob Coire Mheadhoin Corrour Youth Hostel – Beinn Na Lap Beinn Eibhinn. Aonach Beag , Geal Charn and Carn Dearg.

The 1977 West to East November the month of wild weather short daylight.  This was the first expedition in to attempt a Traverse of Scotland in November winter. This walk was the based on an idea by the late John … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss MRT Incidents 1965 – 1969 “The Golden Years of SAR”

    As mentioned in the previous blog these were ever changing times huge advances in ability in climbing due to improvements in gear and this also included Mountain Rescue equipment. The Fox of Glencoe ” Hamish MacInnes had developed … Continue reading

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Bynack Mor “ Big cap” Munro 52 height 1090 metres on a windy day, winter may be on its way.

Yesterday I was on Bynack Mor in the Cairngorms the forecast was for gusty winds high up 30 – 40 knots. I have a pal who is recovering from a serious illness and this was to be her third Munro … Continue reading

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