Category Archives: Poems

All SMC Huts to close ! Till Virus is over. Some memories of the CIC Hut.

To all users of the CIC SMC Huts Closed 18th March 2020 Due to the spread of Covid 19 the SMC has decided to close all of its huts forthwith. If you have an outstanding booking please contact the custodian … Continue reading

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Bothies – a few thoughts, comments welcome.

I have seen a bit of a “stramash” on the media forums about problems in the Mountain Bothies. Some of the discussions have been very heated as more is written about these wonderful places. They are unique to this country … Continue reading

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A message from a relative from the Lancaster that crashed on Beinn Eighe in 1951.

Yesterday I received this comment from my visit to Beinn Eighe to the Lancaster crash . Even though it crashed in March 1951 it was an incredible comment from the sister of one of the crew. She was only 12 … Continue reading

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One of those special days on Beinn Eighe in Torridon.Watching Eagles soar.

Yesterday it was an early start for some filming for Channel 5 for a tv program on the Famous Lancaster aircraft. In March 1951 a Lancaster crashed in Beinn Eighe in Torridon just below the main ridge sadly killing all … Continue reading

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There is something about Stac Pollaidh that when on this lovely wee mountain or any other of these great mountains it brings the incredible words of Norman MaCaig to the mind. How can someone write such words that the hills … Continue reading

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Well done Yvette on Kilimanjaro for the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children Charity. So pleased for her and her group.

On my way back home just passing a misty Loch Lomond I heard that my step daughter Yvette had summited on Kilimanjaro as part of a charity group . She was two hours from the nights camp and tired from … Continue reading

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Sometimes a photo cheers you up. The magical mountain Suiliven.

Seen from the West this wonderful mountain  looks like a huge pillar and what a mountain its is. I have been lucky enough to have climbed on it and sailed past it on a journey round the West Coast in … Continue reading

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