Category Archives: Rock Climbing

Stag Rocks – “Final Selection” a three star classic diff a day with pals. The St Valery Refuge a Cairngorm lost shelter.

I had wanted to do this short climb for many years; sadly for some reason when I climbed at bit I had missed it always climbing the nearby Afterthought Arete and a few others climbs many years ago. We had … Continue reading

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More on Ben Nevis Memories of the CIC Hut.

A few days ago I wrote a small piece about Ben Nevis it was something I had wanted to do for a while. Thank you all for the kind comments . Yet it only touched the memories of great days … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis a few Memories.

Its funny I have been thinking about Ben Nevis this week and the BBC called me today to ask my views on this iconic Mountain. It is sad  that some Mountaineers feel that the normal route up the mountain is  … Continue reading

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A short days climbing on the sea cliffs near Findlater Castle Crathie Point . “Tip tap test” the rock!

I was asked to go climbing yesterday and I must admit I was feeling like a lazy day. I have been a bit down not sleeping since I lost my sister last week. Yet it was worth it in the … Continue reading

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1997 – A Few Days in Skye with Granny and The Girls.

1997 September Granny is sixty six , a farmer’s wife, and a fit young lass. She had only six Munros to do of which five were in Skye, I was called in to help as her son in law Mark … Continue reading

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Scottish scrambling inspirations Highland Scrambles North – Foinaven wild,rugged and remote.

Fionaven falls twelve feet short of the required 3,000ft for Munro status – and all the better for it! It is a long and complex hill with many hidden secrets in winter a find traverse. The views are superlative and … Continue reading

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Imagine a Course in Glencoe with these guys! Climbing belts and Whillans Harness.

I found this poster in my tidy up can you imagine doing a course with these guys in Glencoe? This was what I got issued with a yellow climbing belt and a screw gate plus 2 slings and karabiners. The … Continue reading

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