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I am up in the North West staying with friends for the night at Elphin in a cottage about 30 minutes North of Ullapool! After a great night I got up early to watch the sunrise this place to me … Continue reading

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I am off to Ardgour for the weekend its a place of magic and memories here is one. Ardgour –  Garbh Bheinn in a heatwave to Ardgour visiting Alan Grouts (RIP) Memorial.- It had been my plan for many years … Continue reading

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My first weekend at Kintail – Jan 1972 some memories. Mullach na Dheiragain and another remote hill to start on.

I will never forget my first weekend out with the RAF Mountain Rescue it was to Kintail in January 1972. It is etched in my mind. I had arrived at RAF Kinloss with the full intention of joining the RAF … Continue reading

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A great Scottish climbing word “Padding” some padding routes on Arran, Skye, Etive Slabs.

I am not much of a rock climber though was lucky though to climb many of Scotland’s classic routes but I still enjoy climbing. One of the first and best climbs in my early days was in Arran on the … Continue reading

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Sometimes a photo cheers you up. The magical 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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A wild Call out in the Cairngorms.

When you hear that the Mountain Rescue teams are out and the weather is wild  and winds are high few understand what that means. Cairngorm MRT recently located a casualty injured on the plateau on a wild night with incredible … Continue reading

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A winters walk on Fionn Bheinn (White Hill) near Achnasheen.

To many who know the mountains especially the Munro Fionn Bheinn above Achnasheen to most it is not the most motivating of hills. In summer it can be a short boggy wander and often climbed quickly along with other hills. … Continue reading

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