Category Archives: Hill running and huge days!

Is the weather going to improve? New Ayrshire Potatoes, and Hazel Strachan hopes to complete 100 Munros in June on Lochnagar on Friday for Charity.

The summer is a time I love and the unseasonable weather juts now is not great but at least on the East Coast the weather is okay, that is why I live here. The Summer is also the time of … Continue reading

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A short hill but some Memories of better weather and summers.

I was going out for a wander  today even though I was not feeling great as the hacking cough is still with me and my pals needed two cars for a drop of, I decided I would see how it … Continue reading

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Dundonnell MRT – The opening their new Base at Dingwall.

Today I have been invited to be at the opening of the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team base at Dingwall.   Dundonnell MRT cover a huge area in the North of Scotland that is sparsely populated and to have raised £185000 … Continue reading

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1976 May 22 – The Mamores a great day – Mamore Memories. Light and slow on the Mamores.

The Mamores  – Memories . As the days go longer many will be attempting the big days on the hills they range from a few Munros to the extreme like Ramseys Round/Tranters Round and many others. For others there are … Continue reading

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Extract from my first Big Walk the North To South Scotland – May 1976 David “Heavy” Whalley , Jim Morning and Paul Burns. Heavy Whalley – Jim Morning (JM Paul Burns(PB)

Where were you 41 years ago ? The aim – This was a mountaineering expedition from the most Northerly Mountain in Scotland Ben Hope to the most Southerly Ben Lomond. The route was planned to cover 270 miles. Climb 42 … Continue reading

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Glendessary – Sgurr Cos na Breachd – laoigh ( peak of the cave or bonny calf) and unpronounceable name.

These early starts It was up at 0500 away at 0630 and it was raining when I left to pick up Derrick the birthday boy 75 yesterday in Forres and then on to Dunphail to pick up Babs. The rain … Continue reading

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Lots of work done towards “RideforReuben” then heading North – Maybe the Corbett Hartfell tomorrow on the way to Ayr.

What a great trip South over the last 10 days the girls were in great form myself and Lexi had great early morning walks around the golfcourse and the bluebell wood with Flo the family dog. Yvette is who is … Continue reading

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