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Digitail App for the Munros – A good addition from the Scottish Mountain Trust.

In the old days when I started my Munros we had a Munro list on the wall at Kinloss that you could tick. Then I bought the Munro book by the SMC so basic but great, I still have my … Continue reading

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A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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At last a day on the hills. Ben Wyvis, Glas Leathad Mor (1046m, Munro 85)

The forecast looks great so off to my Local Munro Ben Wyvis near Dingwall. It’s called Dingwalls “Ben”by the locals and a grand hill. I am still recovering from my bronchitis so it will be a slow day but this weather … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid “Step up to Winter”safety talks now finished with last night talk at Aberdeen University.

That’s the Mountain Safety talks finished in Aberdeen . I have just completed a week of Mountain talks in 5 towns in Scotland. Dunfermline, Irvine , Lanark, Dundee and Aberdeen. This was for a Charity called Mountain Aid who sponsored the … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Step into winter talks – last night talk in Lanark today heading for Dundee.

It was a night of heavy rain as I drove to Lanark for my third talk in 3 days . I left early as I was worried about the roads and there was heavy flooding. I went cross country from … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Talk in Irvine a great night good crowd and good Craick . Thank you all for your support from the two local Mountaineering clubs.

Yesterday after a long drive back from Dunfermline from my first of 5 Mountain Aid Talks on Step up to Winter. I drove back to Ayr it poured all the way home. I was staying with my sister in Ayr … Continue reading

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Memorial Day At Syracuse More memories .

Yesterday started with a call from Jill she was worried about me and organised a visit to the local hospital. I have been poorly for a while and was diagnosed with acute bronchitis . I was treated like Royalty by … Continue reading

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