Category Archives: Hill running and huge days!

75 years on a forgotten tale of the Wellington Crash 10 Dec 1942 Geal Charn near Beinn Alder.

Beinn Alder Crash  10 th Dec 1942 There is an amazing story of a Vickers Wellington  aircraft 10/12/1942 that crashed south eastern flank of Geal Charn  One  crew member survived in mid-winter and went for help – what a story … Continue reading

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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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Thanks all for a good night at Dumbarton for the Mountain Aid Talk – tonight talk at Kilmarnock at the Caprington Golf Club.

I left Moray in poor weather yesterday it was sleeting as I was heading for Dumbarton about 200 miles away for a Mountain Talk I am doing for the Charity Mountain Aid. It is a serious of talks for the … 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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Lightweight on the hills some pros and cons in winter hill running?

There are many out on the hills nowadays enjoying the hills by running. It is as many know a great to enjoy a mountain day travelling fast and light. In the past there were few running the hills and I … Continue reading

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The art of getting old – ungracefully!

  Yesterday I applied for my OAP ( yes I am that old now) yes you have to apply for it that was news to me. It was pretty easy in the end and the results soon should be a … Continue reading

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40 years on – Some thoughts of a wild walk West to East Of Scotland 1977

Yesterday I was going to get out for a wander in the Cairngorms but despite being away early the weather was very poor. The mist was down as I drove to the Dava Moor and decided to come home. I … Continue reading

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