Category Archives: Hill running and huge days!

The Police offer some advice and a few comments from yesterday’s blog on Mountain Tragedies.

Yesterday was a busy day as my grand kids arrived and we had some fun as the sun shone in the bitter wind. It was just what you need after a sad weekend with so much happening. The joy of … Continue reading

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Beinn Enaiglair – 889 metres – Breamore Junction and a grand wee hill in the mist.

Away early and got driven by Babs and her lovely Black Lab to the hills via Dingwall to collect Brent. We were hoping to climb the big Corbett not far from Beinn Dearg near Breamore Junction on the Ullapool road. … Continue reading

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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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