Category Archives: Munros

Beinn Eighe Liathach and Beinn Alligin attempt Oct 1976 then a call to Cruachan.

I am in Torridon just now the hills are plastered with snow after a bleak morning of rain and sleet. The weather cleared in the afternoon and we had a great wander as we descended the Torridon hills cleared they … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas / Dog Tales – Exiled in England and then the return to Scotland.

Chapter 3 In 1982 Heavy was posted to RAF Innsworth near Gloucester there was no Mountain Rescue team nearby. It was awful and when we arrived Heavy was told that no dogs were allowed on the station by the Station … Continue reading

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Updated new Munro’s Guide book from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide books.

BRAND NEW MUNROS HILLWALKERS’ GUIDEBOOK 🎉 This fully revised edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club’s original and best-selling guidebook The Munros describes the best walking routes on Scotland’s 282 mountains above 3000ft. 🟢 New descriptions for all 282 Munros & … Continue reading

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Why were the old aircraft wrecks not removed from the mountain crash sites. The Canberra on Carn an’t – Sagiart Mor near Lochnagar?

I received a question through the blog that I had been asked before! “Hi Heavy. Interesting to read your blog on the Canberra wreckage on Carn an-t- Sagairt Mor in the White Mounth area. (Nov 1956 Search for a missing … Continue reading

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Hamish leaves the Glen for a final time.

Most folk will know I was down in Glencoe saying farewell to Hamish. The morning started with pouring rain and awful weather. I visited my sick friend then headed over to Glencoe were I met many old pals. SARDA Lochaber, … Continue reading

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Early start for Ben MacDui rewarded by a stunning day.

It’s been a hard week with losing Hamish MacInnes and a few other things going on. I looked at the forecast it was good for the Cairngorms. I decided to have a very early start and head for my local … Continue reading

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Message from Highland & Island Police Division. A few thoughts on winter mountaineering.

It’s great to see so many on the hills since Covid but please be aware with the short daylight and winter the days of rushing round the Munro’s and other hills are restricted by daylight weather and your hill competence. … Continue reading

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Do you wear glasses on the hills or just started wearing them? A few thoughts!

This weekend I was out giving some pointers to some of my mountaineering club about night navigation. As always a few spoke about how they find it hard to cope with using glasses on the hill especially at night or … Continue reading

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The Munros a look back to 1976

I am looking back on the early Munros days what a great way to learn about this wonderful country, the mountains their hidden secrets, friendship on the hills and of course it’s people. I was on a mission to plan … Continue reading

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Diary of one day on a wild walk – 1977 Day 20 November 16 – Ruigh Aiteahain bothy Carn An – Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch – Linn Of Dee.

Diary of a wild walk West to East Of Scotland 1977 November and December are a hard time for Mountaineers, there is restricted daylight and our gear was basic. In 1977 the A9 was closed during our walk a few … Continue reading

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