Category Archives: Other hills Grahams & Donalds

The weather is changing again . Another lovely day in the West.

It looks like we are going to get some rain this week the ground needs it. Everything is so dry but it’s been a lovely few days in the sun after a long winter. ☀️ As I said there are … Continue reading

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Braeraich aircraft crash a past visit . Blenheim Z7356 on Braeriach, Cairngorms.On 22nd March 1945. A visit in 2015.

This was a piece written after I was recovering from several operations in 2015 a few years ago. I was with a good pal Tom MacDonald who was up visiting its well worth revisiting the piece I wrote. I had … Continue reading

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Far North aircraft crashes great courage on Ben Loyal by Local shepherd and Doctor. The Mosquito on Cranstakie .

Now we can travel many are out hunting Munros and Corbetts, most of the hills have tales to them many getting forgotten in these days of how many Munros, Corbetts and Strava times. Maybe I am getting old but I … Continue reading

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Ben Lui – Conish the Gold Mine and the Eas Anie waterfall and the ice climber alert !

I have been watching on BBC Scotland “Gold Town “ is about the mining for Gold near Tyndrum and the Gold mine near Conish Farm just below Ben Lui . The mine is actually on Beinn Chuirn 880 metres and … Continue reading

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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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