Category Archives: mountain safety

An Teallach memories. Recent and Past.

An Teallach – to see it’s jagged profile in the distance makes any mountaineer want to reach its summits. This to me is best seen from “Destitution Road” the A832 which has a sad history built during a time of … Continue reading

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Fathers Day ! Thanks Dad .

Today is Father’s Day it always makes me think of my Dad who passed away over 35 years ago. I wrote this piece a few years ago and memories came flooding back of how incredible parents I had.   My … Continue reading

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Denali ascent – “a closely run summit” by Jimmy Clethero RIP

Many expeditions have untold tales especially in the military this is one is told in my pals words about the late Jimmy Clethero. In these days there were lots of things that remain “untold” I hope you appreciate “ Stampys” … Continue reading

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Bothies – A few thoughts to The MBA thanks ! Memories of Back hill of Bush Galloway.

My first visit to a Mountain Bothy was as a very young boy about 12 making up the numbers for a Duke of Edinburgh expedition in Galloway. The bothy was Back Hill of Bush. I received this through my blog … 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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A very slow day in Torridon Tom na Gruagaich. Beinn Alligin a cracking mountain.

“The weather had a great forecast for the West” my friend Kalie said “West is best” so I came over late on Thursday night. I had just had a tooth taken out on Wednesday and was not feeling great. Yet … Continue reading

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Going on the hills alone. Any thoughts.

I often get asked why I go out alone on the hills? After over 40 years of taking people it’s great to go at your own pace, stop when you want and not be fixated by a time or summit. … Continue reading

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What a magic surprise.

I got these yesterday from two friends it really made my day. It was so kind and a great momento of many great days on the Corbett’s. It’s amazing how kind folk can be and as I often say there … Continue reading

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Objective Dangers.

This is a great time of year with some magical weather as a high has lead to great weather. Just be careful as with the increased daylight and sun comes danger of thawing ice, rockfall and Cornice collapse. A good … 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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