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A blowy wander to the Green Loch, Ryvoan bothy a poem, thoughts of family and John Muir. 

My plans were thwarted with the big winds. The car was batterd up at the car park in the Cairngorms, the forecast was right big winds. I decided  it was back to Glenmore Lodge for a wander up to the … Continue reading

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As the winter draws in on the hills, a reminder.

Let’s all look after each other? Todays weather from MWIS 3 Oct 2017 SUMMARY FOR ALL MOUNTAIN AREAS Gale force westerly winds across most mountains. A frontal wave will affect S Scotland & N England, producing a zone of persistent … Continue reading

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Dick Tough RIP – A long standing member of Lomond MRT and of the Mountain Rescue Executive.

This is from the Scottish Mountain Rescue Facebook page: ” SMR were saddened to hear of the passing of Dick Tough. Dick was a long-standing member of Lomond MRT, serving on Lomond’s committee and holding posts of Training Officer and … Continue reading

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Sad times in the USA a few thoughts.

“A gunman on a high floor of a Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on an outdoor concert festival on Sunday night, leaving at least 59 people dead, injuring 527 others, and sending thousands of terrified survivors fleeing for … Continue reading

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“Slip, sliding away” on a wet Idwal Slabs with two special mates.

I am in Wales and stayed with Rusty and Nerys and the boys in Bethesda last night we had a great night. We had hoped to go climbing with Pete Kay another pal yesterday. The weather was poor and rained … Continue reading

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Killin MRT 50 th Anniversary Ceilidh. Thanking not only the Team member’s but the partners and families that support them.

Saturday – It was a needed break after the hill in the afternoon and then head out from the Coach House Hotel in Killin to the McLaren Hall.It was only a short walk and I arrived early to check what was needed … Continue reading

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A bonnie trip to Beinn nan Imirean 849 metres  just off the busy A85 past Crianlarich and new Corbett for me!

Friday after tea – It was an easy drive down to Onich for the night to give me an early start as the traffic in Fort William due to road works on the A82 it is awful just now and … Continue reading

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