Category Archives: Plants

How do we cope with the Coronavirus information. Advice on hill-walking, mountaineering, skiing and climbing.

I am asked if I am going out on the hills with the Coronavirus ongoing? I have not been on the hills since January as I have a ongoing problem with my chest. It’s getting better and I feel a … Continue reading

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Ben Rinnes my local hill – with some old pals a visit to the aircraft crash site. A birthday cake.

It is grand to have a wee Corbett on the doorstep and Ben Rinnes at 814 metres is the nearest hill to my house in Burghead it is also the North East most Northerly Corbett. An isolated hill near Dufftown … Continue reading

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A short day on the Cromdales. The Moray Mountaineering Club Christmas Bus meet and Dinner. A song for these hills.

I first skied ( badly) on these hill in the 70’s on a day we could not get to the winter Corries in the Cairngorms due to the snow blocking the ski road. As we were staying in Grantown for … Continue reading

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Ruadh – Stac Beag

Ruadh-stac Beag the wonderful Beinn Eighe Torridon outlier. The great domed Corbett of Ruadh-stac Beag is separated from the main Beinn Eighe ridge; it has considerable defences on most sides and access is usually via the screes of its southern … Continue reading

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Out on the hills again Aonach Shasuinn Affric .

The hill of the height of the Englishman (Sassanach ) what a great name for me it was a hard day. You are supposed to climb its neighbour as well in the same day Carn a Coire Gharb. Yesterday my … Continue reading

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I had written in depth about the Shackleton Crash it reminds you of difficult times. It was good to go out and walk round the Hopeman Golf Course yesterday it was a stunning day. It clears the head. The birds … Continue reading

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Yesterday was a great day I headed along the coast to Cummingston it was so warm and I enjoyed getting next to sea sitting on the rocks and enjoying the sunny weather. I looked up and the sky had a … Continue reading

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