Category Archives: Mountaineering

The nights are drawing in? The Old Man of Hoy.

This is a tricky time to be on the hills, the weather is changing and the darkness comes early . It is well worth checking your torch and many now carry a spare. I checked mine the other day and … Continue reading

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A tragic and sad Avalanche accident on Imp Peak Montana but so many lessons to learn. 

I have just read a tragic story of an Avalanche last week in the USA in Montana early October and the winter has taken its toll already. My thoughts are as always with the families and friends who have lost … Continue reading

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A blowy wander to the Green Loch, Ryvoan bothy a poem, thoughts of family and John Muir. 

My plans were thwarted with the big winds. The car was batterd up at the car park in the Cairngorms, the forecast was right big winds. I decided  it was back to Glenmore Lodge for a wander up to the … Continue reading

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The Skye Sculpture John MacKenzie and Norman Collie 

I love Skye after over 40 years of adventures on this magical Island . I love its history and it people and have so many incredible days on these hills and all over the Island.  I was involved with the … Continue reading

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Sadly another wet day on Skye – The Fairy Pools a “honey pot” and Bruach Na Frithe in the wet and misty wander.

Skye Day 2 – I was staying at the fantastic BMC hut in Glenbrittle in Skye with the Moray Mountaineering Club. I had already had a short day previous on Sgurr Na Bannadich before the weather broke. I had an early … Continue reading

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A superb video on Skye starring Spike Sykes and an early start.

One of my mates Ian “Spike” Sykes has made a video filmed in Skye at the JMCS hut a Coruisk it is only short and is well worth a watch. I hope you can get it with the link attached. … Continue reading

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As the winter draws in on the hills, a reminder.

Let’s all look after each other? Todays weather from MWIS 3 Oct 2017 SUMMARY FOR ALL MOUNTAIN AREAS Gale force westerly winds across most mountains. A frontal wave will affect S Scotland & N England, producing a zone of persistent … Continue reading

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