Category Archives: mountain safety

Heading to Ballater tomorrow. Lochnagar – the lure of a magic place and Memories.

I had originally planned the New Year at Glen Feshie but there was a mix up with the bothy so a few of us are of to Ballater tomorrow for the New Year. Many have plans but I am still … Continue reading

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A blast of Winter on Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres Hill of the Eel.

The excellent Guide book The Graham’s and Donalds from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalking Guide says that this hill is excellent for a short day or for those travelling to the greater hills. SMC Grahams and Donalds Probably the most … Continue reading

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A wander today Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres and today BBC – Radio Scotland Snow and Ice – The Brainwaves program Today Wed 27 Dec radio Scotland at 1330 ! Well worth a listen !

Good morning everyone I hope to manage a short day on the hill today just off the A9 near Tomatin  Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres, we are meeting in Inverness and we will see how my cold is. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – Hill days and ice climbs on past Christmas Periods. Can you donate to the Homeless?

Yesterday was busy I spent most of the night coughing and lots of broken sleep the usual Christmas cold that sweeps the village. I managed to get into shops early though they were still busy at 0700 a bit of … Continue reading

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Beinn Enaiglair – 889 metres – Breamore Junction and a grand wee hill in the mist.

Away early and got driven by Babs and her lovely Black Lab to the hills via Dingwall to collect Brent. We were hoping to climb the big Corbett not far from Beinn Dearg near Breamore Junction on the Ullapool road. … Continue reading

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Lockerbie – 29 years on today. My thoughts are with all those who lost loved ones and the Agencies who did their best.

As I passed by Lockerbie on Wednesday going North  it as always is never easy! Since the Disaster in 1988 it has had a huge effect on my life and those I love! I was there with the RAF Mountain … Continue reading

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The Long Way Home.

I am home at last from a great trip South, I was looked after so well by all especially my family in Ayr and Yvette,Dave and the girls at Tokers Green near Reading. I leave in the night as the … Continue reading

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