Category Archives: Other hills Grahams & Donalds

Great days on a remote Munro Seanna Bhraigh – In Memory of Assynt MRT Leader killed on an Avalanche on 3 Feb 1991.

Seana Bhraigh (926m, Munro 262) Past visits. In Memory of Phil Jones Assynt MRT Team Leader killed in an avalanche on 3 Feb 1991. As most will know the Munro Seana Bhraigh is a long way from anywhere. Some guidebooks … Continue reading

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Yesterday I lost my Brother – a few words in memory.

I was wakened very early last night by a phone call from Bermuda that my Brother had passed away. He lived in Bermuda for nearly 50 years. He had been ill with cancer for some time yet it came as … 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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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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