Category Archives: Munros

At last a short wander in the Cairngorms Sron a’Cha-no – then a chat on Mountain Skills in Aviemore – full house.

Due to many reasons I have not been on the hill much recently the main one was tragedy of my sisters nephews ( one still missing on the hill) was a hard time for all. I had promised to speak … Continue reading

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2018 – This is a Big Winter and year of the Big Snows and even bigger Cornices. Snow shoes some thoughts.

This is a big winter the first for many years and so many are loving the hills and enjoying the blue skies and big snows. Every weekend thousands are out having fun and it is wonderful seeing all my pals … Continue reading

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“The experiences of our past are still the best road map to our future” Should we learn from mountain accidents?-

As I am still aware of the tragic events that are happening this winter on the hills are raw to many. I know full well the consequences of this as it is my sisters nephews who were lost in last … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a personal Mountain Tragedy and a huge thanks to all who risk their lives for us.

These words from my nephew on the search for his Uncles. “God bless all those in the search, human and canine alike.” After over 40 years involved in Mountain Rescue every mountain accident is a tragedy. Over the years my … Continue reading

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Missing brothers in the North West – a big search on going in Wester Ross.

As i write this I had planned a night with pals in a snow hole overnight in the Cairngorms but put it off due to windy  weather forecast, Instead I will go for a Coastal walk with pals. The news … Continue reading

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Lovely day on the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms.

It was an Early start the car park was empty just three cars in the wee car park. I was on my own I love that I can go slow stop when you want and no looking after anyone else. … Continue reading

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Early start and see how it goes up North! Winter Safety talks in Aviemore February dates.

As always the numbers are dropping as the weather looks variable for a hill day. I am h and heading off to the North depending on the weather forecast which  not great but I need a day out! The car … Continue reading

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