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A great insight into the World of hill running! Jonny Muir – “The Mountains are Calling”

Many know my thoughts on these incredible people who run over our mountains and wild places. I was privileged to write a forward for another runner Manny Gorman who ran the Corbett a few years ago. In it I described … Continue reading

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Welcome to Scotland but you may have a problem if you need the toilet !

Many will notice public toilets are being closed due to lack of money as one who travels all over Scotland I have noticed this and have been thankful to find some still open, thank you Nairn. My friend on the … Continue reading

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Ticks please be aware? Good advice from Scottish Mountain Rescue.

Ticks The last weekend I was out in the hills the last thing I was thinking about was ticks! Despite a thorough search I found another sheep tick again after the hill walk when I got home as did another … Continue reading

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Enjoy the sun but here is a few tips on staying cool in the hills?

The weather had been incredible but very hot, with wee ones especially you have to watch. Sun damage can affect them for ever. A Hat is a must? It may look daft but so effective. I spent 13 months with … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on looking after our own? Depression, Suicide , Cancer, Alzheimer’s.

Some may think this is a strange post for me to write but over the years sadly some of the same things keep happening. I noticed many years ago that lovers of the outdoor tough men and woman though they … Continue reading

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Every day is a special day ! The big hills are special but need patience and sound judgement!

Tibet – 2001 Base camp with a view getting the washing done after 3 months on the mountain. What a place to live for several months. This is the time of year many head for the big mountains for their … Continue reading

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Time to get out on the hills – this is a healing place.

I had a hard few weeks and with the sad outcome over of the Gibson brothers loss on the hills. It made me think of how lucky I am and yet how healing the hills can be. The photo above … Continue reading

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