Category Archives: Munros

A last walk with Tom MacDonald RIP.

I had a kind day yesterday as I was helping my old pals sister with his ashes. She had decided to leave them amongst the hills crags and flowers he loved. Tom MAcDonald had joined the RAF Kinloss MRT with … Continue reading

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Memories of Tom Mac Mountain man and botanist!

A few years ago Tom MacDonald invited me on a botanising trip from Rannoch to Ben Alder. The estate wanted a check on the plants high up in the remote Corries of Garbh Choire Mor and Beag on Ben Alder. … Continue reading

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A bit of background to the Big Walks.

I was so lucky to have been told of Big Walks across Scotland in the past I listened intently when I met a few who had done them. There had been various long Walks the RAF Mountain Rescue have a … Continue reading

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Squareface – Garbh Coire , Beinn a Bhuird Cairngorms. “A secluded Jewel typical of Patey’s discoveries. “ Martin Burrows Smith” Classic Rock.

I met a pal yesterday who was just back from climbing Squareface in the remote Cairngorms. It was lovely for Rachael to tell me of what a great day she had with her husband. I love hearing folk talk about … Continue reading

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Every picture tells a story ? Favourite book – Cold Climbs.

It’s great to have a look at old photos. The one above must be early 60’s winter climbing. I used to look at it and be in awe of the guys. The gear is so basic but it opened a … Continue reading

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The Strathfarrar Munro’s. Only managed two but a day of varying weather.

Yesterday I went with some pals to Strathfarrar a lovely Glen not far from Inverness. These are great hills but access is available from 0900 – 2000 in summer. We arrived a bit early but gained the wrath of the … Continue reading

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Comments on my blog on boots .

I got some great comments on Summer walking boots nowadays I use Running shoes and as long as your careful they are great. I will have to get new ones as the soles are battered well worth looking at your … Continue reading

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A Long overdue day on the Fannichs. Loch Droma Meall a Ghrasgaidh , Sgurr Mor and Beinn Liath Mor Fannich

Though still being driven mad by my cough I decided to go to the Fannichs and see what would happen. I have lost most of the summer due to a hacking cough that I am awaiting seeing a consultant for. … Continue reading

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1980 – The “Torridon Trilogy” Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Beinn Alligin.

When you read of modern achievements like Tranters Round in 9 hours most of the days we did long ago do not seem relevant. Yet they were in my view. I have always loved Torridon the rock the nearness to … Continue reading

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Angels Ridge .

Angels Ridge I have two pals of to climb Braeraich in the Cairngorms today. I cannot mention this area and forget the wonderful An Garbh Coire where the 1000 feet/ 300 metres scramble up the North East ridge of Angles … Continue reading

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