Category Archives: Mountain Biking

Squareface – Garbh Coire , Beinn a Bhuird Cairngorms. “A secluded Jewel typical of Patey’s discoveries. “ Martin Burrows Smith” Classic Rock.

I met a pal yesterday who was just back from climbing Squareface in the remote Cairngorms. It was lovely for Rachael to tell me of what a great day she had with her husband. I love hearing folk talk about … Continue reading

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The Strathfarrar Munro’s. Only managed two but a day of varying weather.

Yesterday I went with some pals to Strathfarrar a lovely Glen not far from Inverness. These are great hills but access is available from 0900 – 2000 in summer. We arrived a bit early but gained the wrath of the … Continue reading

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Angels Ridge .

Angels Ridge I have two pals of to climb Braeraich in the Cairngorms today. I cannot mention this area and forget the wonderful An Garbh Coire where the 1000 feet/ 300 metres scramble up the North East ridge of Angles … Continue reading

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A cracking day Carn an Fhreiceadhain (The lookout hill) a Corbett near Kingussie.

Yesterday we had our first Bus meet with my local Moray Mountaineering Club since the dark days of COVID. The committee had decided to use this day to introduce new members to the Club. The Venuer was Kingussie andr we … Continue reading

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Eididh na Clach Geala – Invereal. A delve into the hidden Corrie.

Eididh na Clach Geala (927m, Munro 257 what a cracking hill away from the crowds. I love this area it’s majestic mountains dominated by Beinn Dearg ( Ullapool) it to me is the wild area of Scotland that I love.The … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue Well being Weekend. Plus an Abba Tribute Band.

It was a wonderful drive down to Stirling to give the evening talk on my experiences incidents and it’s long term effect. The Scottish Mountain Rescue were running a weekend at Stirling University. What a location and a stunning campus. … Continue reading

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A wee reminder of winter.

Yesterday I had planned a wander with David Lintren. We had met years ago and had wanted to do a wee piece for Walk Highlands. David Lintern is an award-winning photographer and writer, an average mountaineer and a below average runner. … Continue reading

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Rannoch Station – Ben Alder bothy and a great few days away.

It had been planned for a while a wee trip to Ben Alder bothy with friends. It’s a fair wander in and we got the train in to the lonely Rannoch station. We had huge bags old bodies and the … Continue reading

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Who maintains the hill paths ? Blessed are the path makers !

With the huge increase in people on the hill and the increased use on the hill – paths who maintains the hill paths we use? This is not just walkers but mountain bikers as well. I was recently in Arran … Continue reading

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End of a few days in Arran Cir Mhor via the Saddle and a “dook “ in Glen Rosa.

This was our last full day on Arran we were away early to Glen Rosa for a wander up Cir Mhor a grand hill from the Saddle. It was very warm and Glen Rosa means so much to both of … Continue reading

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