Category Archives: Plants

“Crab crawl”a wander round Cairngorm and a visit to a few old haunts? The sad mess on the other side of Cairngorm?

It was out with a few pals yesterday Yeni, Berty, Gus and Brent average age 60 -70 apart from Brent. Now these boys love the Cairngorms and the weather was great so it was an early pick up for Gus,Bernie … Continue reading

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To see nature one must open your eyes. Looking after the land/sea for the future generations?

In my many years on the hills and wild places it took so long to start looking about on the hills for the wildlife and the flora and also the access that we have on our hills, that we take … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 9th Aug 2017, 7:30pm at Corrie and Sannox village hall Heavy Whalley – A life in mountaineering and mountain rescue

I am working on my wee chat in Arran  Wednesday, 9th Aug 2017, 7:30pm at Corrie & Sannox village hall. I am looking up some of my old slides and visits over the years to this wonderful Island where I have … Continue reading

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Aonach Bhuidhe – and the stunning Glen Elchaig a Cycle, a new remote Corbett a lot of sun. Also a few tips for the sun

I drove the short 30 minutes from the Kintail Bunk house  where I had an overnight stay the small bothy only hold 6 people and it was a noisy night as there was a party going on at the Hotel … Continue reading

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Care of Cummingston sea cliffs – who cares?

Cummingston Cliff – Erosion I spent the weekend relaxing after a busy week with Outfitmoray a local Charity in the Cairngorms. I got out for a few local walks and how I love this area getting a few lovely wanders … Continue reading

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Badaguish Day 3 – Gorge scrambling and lots of food a few tired kids now but still smiling.

Yesterday was day 3 for the kids out on a Respite week with OutfitMoray in the Cairngorms they were Gorge scrambling in Glen Feshie and after breakfast they were off after a bit of fun getting them into all the … Continue reading

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4 seasons in a day on Beinn Eighe at the Lancaster crash at the Triple Buttress with two special people.

On Sunday I was up at 0500 and away by 0545 it was raining as I headed over to the West Coast to Torridon to meet some pals for a visit to the Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash in the wild … Continue reading

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