Category Archives: Mountain Biking

Strange weather – big winds and seas. Be careful!

As we wait for the weather to improve my thoughts are with Ireland where the storm has battered the Island, the power of nature is there for all to see. No matter what we do we have to sit and … Continue reading

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A visit to Aberdeen and Insch and a wee talk for the Guides with some old pals.

Yesterday was a busy day I was off to Aberdeen to see Ashleigh in her new flat in Aberdeen it was pouring when I left home. The rest of the UK had a heatwave going! The usually busy Aberdeen road was … Continue reading

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Glendessary – Sgurr Cos na Breachd – laoigh ( peak of the cave or bonny calf) and unpronounceable name.

These early starts It was up at 0500 away at 0630 and it was raining when I left to pick up Derrick the birthday boy 75 yesterday in Forres and then on to Dunphail to pick up Babs. The rain … Continue reading

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A bevy of beauties at Corrour railway Halt from Lochaber running club, A great Corbett Meall na Meoig and grand weather all at Ossian/

I was down at Loch Ossian Youth Hostel  for the weekend with the Moray Mountaineering Club and despite having a rough night being ill violently sick! I was nearly taking the early train home and  felt a bit better in … Continue reading

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Off to the Hills – beware of sunburn in the Cairngorms. Heading out to the Corbett Creag Mhor .

You do not often get a forecast like this – EFFECT OF WIND ON YOU? –  Small. HOW WET? – No rain CLOUD ON THE HILLS? – Not expected CHANCE OF CLOUD FREE MUNROS? – Almost certain SUNSHINE AND AIR CLARITY? – … Continue reading

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A Wander with old pals Strathpeffer and a few memories of a big walk in 1978!

Yesterday was a day catching up with some old pals, Terry Moore and Gillian were up at Strathpeffer and we had a catch up. Jim and Pam Morning also came over and we had a great wander around this lovely … Continue reading

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Heading to Cook’s Cairn 755 meters a Graham near Dufftown with some pals. The Scottish Mountain Trust (SMT)

I am going out on the hills near the Ladder hills which is North and East of the Lecht this is one of the  more easterly  Grahams. Cook’s Cairn is a remote hill lying in the distillery heartland of Moray … Continue reading

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