Category Archives: Other hills Grahams & Donalds

The Grahams and the Donalds.

Following on from the Scottish Mountaineering Club’s best-sellers, The Munros and The Corbetts, this definitive guidebook recommends the best journeys on the next principal listings of Scottish hills. Written and compiled by some of the foremost authorities on the Scottish mountains and brought … Continue reading

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Great wee hills: Ben Stack – Sutherland.

Situated in the far North of scotland in Sutherland this mountain is to me iconic. I have climbed it several times twice in winter and the views on a good day are magnificent. You rarely meet many folk on it … Continue reading

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Summary of my first three years incidents with RAF Kinloss MRT.

Above is the call outs attended by the Kinloss team in 1972. All apart from 1 we’re for missing walkers or climbers. The other was an aircraft crash near Kintail. As the reader can see they incidents were all over … Continue reading

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Memories of Tom Mac Mountain man and botanist!

A few years ago Tom MacDonald invited me on a botanising trip from Rannoch to Ben Alder. The estate wanted a check on the plants high up in the remote Corries of Garbh Choire Mor and Beag on Ben Alder. … Continue reading

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The Strathfarrar Munro’s. Only managed two but a day of varying weather.

Yesterday I went with some pals to Strathfarrar a lovely Glen not far from Inverness. These are great hills but access is available from 0900 – 2000 in summer. We arrived a bit early but gained the wrath of the … Continue reading

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“Blessed are those who repair” Potholes and eroded paths.

I have just been over in the West and despite the rain and midges it was magic I am so lucky to live in Scotland. After a great walk with the dogs we had a swim in Loch Torridon. Next … Continue reading

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The Cromdales and a visit to the crash site of a RAF Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, Carn a’ Ghille Chearr, 710 metres Cromdale Hills.

I have visited the Cromdales a few times mainly on the odd winter course when we skied from Grantown on Spey. This was due to heavy snow at various years stopping us going to the Cairngorms. Yet I have never … Continue reading

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The mystery of the Wellington aircraft crash on the Island of Soay near St Kilda.

SOAY CRASH INVESTIGATION. Continue reading

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Meal Fuar – mhonaidh 699 metres (Hill of the Cold Mass)

I was offered a short day on the hill yesterday with Dianne and Dottie and we left at a descent time 0800 on quiet roads for Loch Ness, The plan was the Meal Fuar – mhonaidh 699 metres. This wee … Continue reading

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Every picture tells a story – Sirius Falls – Assynt.

I had been speaking to the late Andy Nisbet about a big waterfall Eas A’ Chual Aluin. It is in Assynt at grid reference NC 282 278. This waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in Britain. The fall is … Continue reading

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