Category Archives: Rock Climbing

There is something about Stac Pollaidh that when on this lovely wee mountain or any other of these great mountains it brings the incredible words of Norman MaCaig to the mind. How can someone write such words that the hills … Continue reading

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I am up in the North West staying with friends for the night at Elphin in a cottage about 30 minutes North of Ullapool! After a great night I got up early to watch the sunrise this place to me … Continue reading

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Yesterday it was a quick turn round from the weekend in Ardgour to see my pal Pete and Ally who were staying in Elphin. They had rented a wee cottage and invited me over. It’s about 3 hours to Elphin … Continue reading

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I am off to Ardgour for the weekend its a place of magic and memories here is one. Ardgour –  Garbh Bheinn in a heatwave to Ardgour visiting Alan Grouts (RIP) Memorial.- It had been my plan for many years … Continue reading

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A great Scottish climbing word “Padding” some padding routes on Arran, Skye, Etive Slabs.

I am not much of a rock climber though was lucky though to climb many of Scotland’s classic routes but I still enjoy climbing. One of the first and best climbs in my early days was in Arran on the … Continue reading

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Thank you for those that came to the Moray Club talk on Mountain Safety in Elgin.

I had said I would do a talk to the club about Mountain Safety mainly winter skills for my Mountaineering club. It was held in the Drouthy Cobbler last night. As the winter is fading but could easy comeback we … Continue reading

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Sometimes a photo cheers you up. The magical Suiliven.

Seen from the West this wonderful mountain  looks like a huge pillar and what a mountain its is. I have been lucky enough to have climbed on it and sailed past it on a journey round the West Coast in … Continue reading

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