Category Archives: Mountain Biking

A winter walk about Ben Rinnes – The Right to roam well worth listening to the BBC Radio Scotland Outofdoors program.

Yesterday was a winter wander up my local hill the Corbett Ben Rinnes, I had two friends with me Kalie, Dianne and Isla the collie. The weather was for wind and a bitter cold on the tops and the short … Continue reading

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Any advice for a road bike ? Clavie night in Burghead tomorrow well worth a visit.

I am maybe toying with the thought of getting  a road bike I would appreciate any advice on what to buy? I am enjoying a wander on my mountain bike and try to get out when I can. It may … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2017 – some thoughts!

The old saying that the main thing in life is: “Health is wealth” and that is what makes life so much better! I am so privileged that I have been able to share so many adventures with some great folk … Continue reading

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A wander today Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres and today BBC – Radio Scotland Snow and Ice – The Brainwaves program Today Wed 27 Dec radio Scotland at 1330 ! Well worth a listen !

Good morning everyone I hope to manage a short day on the hill today just off the A9 near Tomatin  Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres, we are meeting in Inverness and we will see how my cold is. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – Hill days and ice climbs on past Christmas Periods. Can you donate to the Homeless?

Yesterday was busy I spent most of the night coughing and lots of broken sleep the usual Christmas cold that sweeps the village. I managed to get into shops early though they were still busy at 0700 a bit of … Continue reading

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Ossian a follow up!

Ossian “I read your article in relation to this tragic incident in the Loch Ossian section back in the early fifties. I was up there last winter staying at the Loch Ossian YH on it’s first winter opening all year … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Winter talk last night Kilmarnock full house again tonight Dumfries Police HQ at 1930. Ayr United win what a day.

Last nights talk for Mountain Aid was held in Kilmarnock at the Capringham Golf Club it was a great success with another full house. The event was hosted by the Am Binnien club. Thanks to all. Despite the dark night … Continue reading

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