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A long day, a bit of family, some culture, thoughts and a wild late drive along the moonlight snowy A9.

It was a long day yesterday getting back at 0115 from Lockerbie. The day started with a wild day in Ayr driving rain and wind then out for a breakfast with my sister in Prestwick. The weather had been wild … Continue reading

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Lovely day on the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms.

It was an Early start the car park was empty just three cars in the wee car park. I was on my own I love that I can go slow stop when you want and no looking after anyone else. … Continue reading

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Happy Burns Night – 25 th January especailly those away from Scotland.

Over the years when posted abroad in the RAF I was always home sick¬† for Scotland when it was Burns Night and we always managed to get Haggis, Neeps and tatties on the menu for the troops. These items were … Continue reading

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Early start and see how it goes up North! Winter Safety talks in Aviemore February dates.

As always the numbers are dropping as the weather looks variable for a hill day. I am h and heading off to the North depending on the weather forecast which¬† not great but I need a day out! The car … Continue reading

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Off to my local Corbett – Ben Rinnes for a short winter wander.

Yesterday I was pretty tired after the annual Clavie (the Pictish New Year) celebrations but managed to great walks along the beach with my pals dogs. The weather was superb with the sun out and the views and beach incredible. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to all those working over New Year

I had a great visit yesterday from Willie MacRitchie from Lewis or is it Harris ! He is the now main man in charge of the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams working from RAF Valley in North Wales. He was just … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – Hill days and ice climbs on past Christmas Periods. Can you donate to the Homeless?

Yesterday was busy I spent most of the night coughing and lots of broken sleep the usual Christmas cold that sweeps the village. I managed to get into shops early though they were still busy at 0700 a bit of … Continue reading

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