Category Archives: Health

Update from Mountaineering Scotland. 3 July 2020

Update from Mountaineering Scotland has produced amended guidelines for walkers and climbers in Scotland for the further relaxations in Phase 2 of the Scottish Government route map for easing lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 3 July 2020. The … Continue reading

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Great days in Applecross.

Sword of Gideon VS 4c – Beleach Na Ba Applecross/ Cioch Nose This is a Tom Patey classic climb Sword of Gideon. It’s a mountain route at VS and is rather unusual for Scotland as it is at an altitude … Continue reading

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Hillwalkers and climbers across Scotland have been delighted at news that the ‘stay local’ travel restriction for leisure and recreation is to be lifted from 3rd July.

Mountaineering Scotland has welcomed the lifting of the restriction, announced by the First Minister today. Stuart Younie, Chief Executive Officer of the organisation which represents almost 15,000 walkers and climbers, and acts as a voice for the sector in Scotland, … Continue reading

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Fathers Day thought 2020.

I feel this is especially relevant today?  Many would not believe that I had a minister as my father was a “Fire and Brimstone minister” a Tee – totaller. I looking back had a great child hood though, though we … Continue reading

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First time on Tower Ridge. Sept 1972

Over 47 Years ago I first climbed Tower Ridge for the first time it was Sept 1972. I was a young lad in the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in Morayshire I was a very young 19 year old. We … Continue reading

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Looking back on a strange few months.

It’s been a long time since I was on the hills but though I miss them so much my bike has been such a great pal over the last few months. I have mentioned before that when the tides allow … Continue reading

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Covid 19 Advice for walkers and climbers.Some personal thoughts.

Please see below the latest advice for climbers and walkers. It is hard staying local I can see the big hills and I am lucky having a beach and forest to enjoy on my doorstep. Many are not so lucky. … Continue reading

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Day 14 North – South Walk a well deserved day off in Fort William.

Day 14 May 22  A well-deserved  day off at Fort William what a relief shower in the swimming pool   and some great food in Fort William, sort the kit and dry the boots and a trip to the launderette to wash the smelly … Continue reading

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1976 – Day 6. May 14 North – South Walk.Nest of Fannichs – Fionn Bheinn (933m Munro 246) – Scardroy Strathcarron.

From the Guidebook – “Fionn Bheinn is often the forgotten hill of the area, its wide grassy (and wet) slopes contributing to its neglect. This isn’t a hill to leave for a claggy day however, as the summit is a … Continue reading

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The Shackleton Crash Isle of Harris.

I wondered if I should write this blog today but felt I had to. It’s a hard time for everyone especially for family and friends of the crew. Also it’s week 4 of the virus and huge changes in the … Continue reading

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