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It was a busy few days with a journey to Ardgour on the West Coast. I had one day on the hill when the weather was cold and wet. I was on my own on the hill it was a … Continue reading

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Living with Psoriasis – March 2019

Living with Psoriasis – March 2019 Few who read this will know I have psoriasis yet I spent 37 years in the military with it. I have been hospitalised three times for several weeks at a time when they had … Continue reading

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A powerful piece by “Mountain Magic” on the tragic events on the Avalanche on Ben Nevis.

This is an article by Mountain Magic. I read it and asked Paul who wrote if I could reproduce it. It is written with incredible feeling after the tragic Avalanche on Ben Nevis. Andy was there along with other Mountain … Continue reading

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Headed home. Snowy Ossian and the Stag at Ossian a bit of a celebrity now after an article in the Sunday Post. Be aware heavy snow and wind.

Old age does not come easy and the Hostel was a bit busy and I found out that I was not booked my mistake. More of the club were arriving via Culra and some Munro’s. The weather would be wild … Continue reading

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Last day of February – it’s been a long month.

It’s been a strange month and the Spring like weather has helped ending what always feels a long month. Sadly I have only been out on the hills twice due to my bronchitis that is still getting investigated . This … Continue reading

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Short walk in the Cairngorms.

Yesterday I met up with two pals and had a short walk in the Cairngorms. The weather was a bit misty and cold a little snow but ice in places. It’s a bare looking Cairngorm you just now. Yet winter … Continue reading

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Good pals a grand book “Scotland’s Mountain with one Axe” and watch “Roads less travelled” tonight BBC2 at 1830 .

Yesterday I had a few visitors and great craik my great pal John Cosgrove who put my bike back on the rollers for the winter so I can train. John says he has visions of me going through the wall … Continue reading

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