Category Archives: Other hills Grahams & Donalds

Harris incredible weather a walk up Clisham and a visit to the Colby camp near the summit.

Yesterday we had a look at the weather forecast and decided to climb Clisham . It had been over 40 years since Kalie had climbed it with her late husband Nigel. She had wanted to climb it today but the … Continue reading

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Heading North for Ben Hee 873 metres – “The Fairy Hill“

I am hopefully heading North its a 2 and a half hour drive up to Merknd Lodge, my plan Ben Hee 873 metres “The fairy hill”. which appears to be a fairly rounded hill from the A838 road – has … Continue reading

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Over on the West – A midgy fest until we reached the ridge Sgurr na Bana Mhoraire an outlier on Beinn Damh. Hill of the stag. Renamed hill of the midge!

I had come over to the West for a hill day with a friend who lives on the Applecross Peninsula. I love the Corbett Beinn Damh : ‘hill of the stag’ it’s a classic mountain and one I have done … Continue reading

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Another Island memory – Rum

I wrote a few blogs about visits to the Islands mostly on call -outs this was a classic Island tale after a long day on the hill , a call -out, wild midges and a post office party awaiting a … Continue reading

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What is your favourite Island?

There is something special about getting a ferry to an Island, it is always to me a magical experience, especially if the Island has mountains on it. I love being surrounded by the sea and the smell of the sea, … Continue reading

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What is a Colby Camp ? Early days of Ordnance Survey. A bit of information.

Colby Camps – Mountain Camps , Trig Stations. How did we get such great maps in the UK? This is part of the tale of the Colby camps. What were they? A few years ago I received an email from … Continue reading

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Update from Mountaineering Scotland. 3 July 2020

Update from Mountaineering Scotland has produced amended guidelines for walkers and climbers in Scotland for the further relaxations in Phase 2 of the Scottish Government route map for easing lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 3 July 2020. The … Continue reading

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It’s the little things that matter. A memory of the Island of Eigg 2016.

Most days I catch up with my Grandchildren (they are down South) how I miss them. These are strange times we are in. Thank goodness for modern technology where we can keep in touch. It’s the same with my sister … Continue reading

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Suilven – a dropped rope and an epic day.

We had some great summers of climbing way back in the 80’s and were at Lochinver for the weekend, whilst a few went to the Old Man of Stoer myself and Joe Mo had decided to climb on Suiliven. We … Continue reading

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The Island of Barra – Call – out 1984

Barra is the most southerly of the inhabited islands in the Outer Hebrides. Long famed for its beauty – boasting beaches, hills, machair and moor all in a small island – Barra is a special place to visit, especially if … Continue reading

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