Category Archives: Local area and events to see

Early start for the North West and a different day rock climbing at Reiff on the coast.

My mate Al who works off shore had fancied a day on the hill he had not climbed Stac Pollaidh not far from Ullapool. It is a lovely wee hill with stunning rock formations and never ending views of these … Continue reading

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Interesting program on the big changes at Cairngorm Ski Resort on the Radio Scotland on the Out of Doors show.

Many will already be aware that the company Natural Retreats the operators running the Cairngorm Ski area has gone into receivership. This is one of Scotland’s busiest skiing areas and one that is loved by many. BBC news https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46389488 Natural … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Munros and maybe the damage being done? The right of Access and how we must look after this right that many covet.

I had a lovely day on my local Munro Ben Wyvis it is a magical hill and nowadays busy with so many enjoying it locally. As it is a solitary Munro it is chased down and raced up often on … Continue reading

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Busy day on my local Munro Ben Wyvis . Stunning weather great views and a bit of wind.

A Busy Ben Wyvis I made the best use of yesterdays great forecast and went to my local Munro Ben Wyvis. I had been driving all week and Dianne my pal offered to drive so we left a cold Burghead … Continue reading

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At last a day on the hills. Ben Wyvis, Glas Leathad Mor (1046m, Munro 85)

The forecast looks great so off to my Local Munro Ben Wyvis near Dingwall. It’s called Dingwalls “Ben”by the locals and a grand hill. I am still recovering from my bronchitis so it will be a slow day but this weather … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid “Step up to Winter”safety talks now finished with last night talk at Aberdeen University.

That’s the Mountain Safety talks finished in Aberdeen . I have just completed a week of Mountain talks in 5 towns in Scotland. Dunfermline, Irvine , Lanark, Dundee and Aberdeen. This was for a Charity called Mountain Aid who sponsored the … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Step into winter talk – yesterday in Dundee with great assistance from the Ancrum Mountaineering Club and Tayside Mountain Rescue another good evening.

Last night was my second last talk “Step into Winter” in a busy week for Mountain Aid on Mountain Safety. I left Ayr for my trip to Dundee and it was an easy journey no rain today. Arriving early to … Continue reading

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