Category Archives: mountain safety

Special day in Galloway a place that never lets you down . Great hills few folk .

Yesterday I picked my brother up from his hotel in Ayr for a much needed day on the hills of his beloved Galloway. He lives in Bermuda and is a fit 73 year old. He misses Scotland so this was … Continue reading

Posted in Corbetts, Corbetts and other hills, Cycling, Enviroment, Equipment, Family, Flora, Friends, Gear, Health, Local area and events to see, Mountain Biking, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Other hills Grahams & Donalds, People, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Heading to old favourites Corserine and the Rhinns of Kell with my brother for a day out. Hopefully it will clear my head.

I need a day out so tomorrow I am off to my local hills where I spent lots of time as a boy getting into the mountains. This was with my Dad and family as a very young boy and … Continue reading

Posted in Corbetts and other hills, Cycling, Enviroment, Family, Friends, Local area and events to see, Lockerbie, mountain safety, Mountaineering, People, Weather | Leave a comment

A great insight into the World of hill running! Jonny Muir – “The Mountains are Calling”

Many know my thoughts on these incredible people who run over our mountains and wild places. I was privileged to write a forward for another runner Manny Gorman who ran the Corbett a few years ago. In it I described … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Books, Corbetts, Enviroment, Equipment, Family, Friends, Gear, Hill running and huge days!, medical, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Munros, People, Recomended books and Guides, Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment

A grand day on Carn Chhuinneag, magical hill, great paths the land of the Clearances and our sad history.

I picked my pal Babs up at Dunphail and we put our Mountain Bikes in the van and away at 0700, so it was an early start for me. I had a snag with my back years of lifting and … Continue reading

Posted in Corbetts and other hills, Cycling, Enviroment, Flora, Friends, Health, Mountain Biking, mountain safety, Mountaineering, People, Plants, Recomended books and Guides, Views Mountaineering, Views Political?, Weather, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Filming in the Mamores today.

Yesterday I had a long day and a meal with Richard Else Cameron MacNeish and Paul Tatershill as we were filming in the Mamores for #RoadsLessTravelled. I was feeling the effects of the day before of an emotional day on … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Bothies, Enviroment, Films, Friends, Gear, Local area and events to see, Mountain Biking, mountain safety, People, Plants, Rock Climbing, Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment

Glen Strathfarrar by bike up a special Glen from near Beauly a magical afternoon.

Yesterday I had a great day the weather was stunning and my mate Kenny Kennworthy now a who lives near Beauly took me for a run on the bikes to Strathfarrar. It is a locked Glen that allows access to … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Cycle to Syracuse Training, Cycling, Enviroment, Equipment, Friends, Hill running and huge days!, Mountain Biking, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Views Political?, Weather, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Photo memories – early 70’s

The end of the RAF Mountain Rescue Team Leaders Walk early 70’s, I was support part on Ben Lomond at the end, then the long drive back to RAF Kinloss 6 hours in a land rover. Look at the gear … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Gear, Hill running and huge days!, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, Views Mountaineering | Leave a comment