Category Archives: Poems

Another bit of culture ? Favourite Mountain Poems Norman MacCaig “Man in Assynt” after the great banter of mountain Music?

The interest in the blog yesterday about Mountain Music I thought we would continue in this vein.  My favourite poet is a no brainer and it took me years to hear and read these great words of “A man in … Continue reading

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Creag Mhor a grand hill in the heart of the Cairngorms ! A day of bikes,sunshine, scenery, scramble great views and new walking stick .

My friend Bab’s was after a day on the hill and a new Corbett if possible the forecast was incredible with even  advice on the effect of the sun and sunburn! The East was best so we headed forour local … Continue reading

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A Man’s a Man for a’ That – Burn’s Day.

As a boy from Ayr the same as Robbie Burns he was a big part of the areas folklore and history. He was also some poet, heard world-wide and loved by many. I was brought up in Ayr but my Dad was … Continue reading

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Chasing the Ephemeral – Simon Richardson. What a book a classic to rival Cold Climbs?

( Ephemeral – lasting for a short time}. Never being a good climber I have been so lucky to have had so many adventures in the winter all over Scotland. I loved the winter  and winter climbing I was lucky … Continue reading

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The Munros – 40 years on, a different era?

The Munros 40 years on looking back  what a great way to learn about this great country, the mountains their hidden secrets and of course it’s people. It is amazing when you look back in time to the 13 November … Continue reading

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Heading up to the North West with the Moray Mountaineering Club! 

Off early to the North West s bit past Ullapool by bus with the Moray Club where we will park near Quinag a great mountain with Three Corbett tops on it! It is an eye catching Mountain from any direction … Continue reading

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The Munros – Ego or enjoyment ? The joy of books – “Hamish Brown’s – Mountain Walk and Climbing the Corbetts” It gets better and better the more often you read it?

The weather has been pretty wild recently and though I managed a wander in the afternoon with my nephew in the Cairngorms it has been raining hard and the hills to wet for me just now. It’s great that I … Continue reading

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