Category Archives: Munros

An Teallach memories. Recent and Past.

An Teallach – to see it’s jagged profile in the distance makes any mountaineer want to reach its summits. This to me is best seen from “Destitution Road” the A832 which has a sad history built during a time of … Continue reading

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Fathers Day ! Thanks Dad .

Today is Father’s Day it always makes me think of my Dad who passed away over 35 years ago. I wrote this piece a few years ago and memories came flooding back of how incredible parents I had.   My … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Corbetts, Corbetts and other hills, Enviroment, Friends, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, People, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Well being | 7 Comments

A very slow day in Torridon Tom na Gruagaich. Beinn Alligin a cracking mountain.

“The weather had a great forecast for the West” my friend Kalie said “West is best” so I came over late on Thursday night. I had just had a tooth taken out on Wednesday and was not feeling great. Yet … Continue reading

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Going on the hills alone. Any thoughts.

I often get asked why I go out alone on the hills? After over 40 years of taking people it’s great to go at your own pace, stop when you want and not be fixated by a time or summit. … Continue reading

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Eididh na Clach Geala – Invereal. A delve into the hidden Corrie.

Eididh na Clach Geala (927m, Munro 257 what a cracking hill away from the crowds. I love this area it’s majestic mountains dominated by Beinn Dearg ( Ullapool) it to me is the wild area of Scotland that I love.The … Continue reading

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Travel back via a Munro Sgaireach Mhòr and the Banff Film Festival in Inverness. Tired but happy.

I had a poor nights sleep just because my head was on fire after speaking at the Well – being weekend at Stirling. Sadly this is normal after talking about my experiences in dealing with Trauma. I had a discussion … Continue reading

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Classic ridges / The South Clunnie Kintail including the Saddle and Sgurr Na Sgine.

One of the most enjoyable days summer and winter is the South Clunnie at Kintail. It’s a great day and after you leave your car and are on the ridge the walking is superb. It was always a classic day … Continue reading

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Crampons – some thoughts.

My first time in crampons was in Feb 1972 it was on a remote Munro from Iron Lodge near Kintail. Mullach na Dheregain . I was with another team member from Kinloss he was supposed to be looking after me … Continue reading

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Chasing the Moon on Beinn Dearg.

It was December 1996 and the RAF Kinloss MRT had been staying at Ullapool Youth Hostel for the weekend. There had been heavy snow for a few days. Any plans for getting in an early winter climb were abandoned. Beinn … Continue reading

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Winter Skills – Day 2 Cairngorms a complete change in weather.

It was a bit hard getting the body going yesterday. Up for a good breakfast “porridge” and head for the Cairngorms. I had to be there for 0900 so I left early top tip as I was unsure of the … Continue reading

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