Category Archives: Recomended books and Guides

Tom Patey – One man’s mountains a few tales from a must read.

One of the great mountaineering books I have ever read is One Man’s Mountains about the life of the famous Scottish Climbing Doctor Tom Patey.  Sadly I never met Tom but he was well known by many of my friends … Continue reading

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A short morning on Sgurr Na Bannachdaich the Isle of Skye 965 metres! 

According to many sources guide books “Sgurr Na Bannadich Munro 190 is one of the easiest Munros on Skye and a fine viewpoint ” it is the most westerly of all the Munros! It is usually done with several others … Continue reading

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A superb video on Skye starring Spike Sykes and an early start.

One of my mates Ian “Spike” Sykes has made a video filmed in Skye at the JMCS hut a Coruisk it is only short and is well worth a watch. I hope you can get it with the link attached. … Continue reading

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As the winter draws in on the hills, a reminder.

Let’s all look after each other? Todays weather from MWIS 3 Oct 2017 SUMMARY FOR ALL MOUNTAIN AREAS Gale force westerly winds across most mountains. A frontal wave will affect S Scotland & N England, producing a zone of persistent … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Guide books – planning, Naismiths Rule. Guide book survey.

I was in Ardgour a few weeks ago and sadly I missed the best day on the hill at a meeting in Fort William. When I got back I was listening to a few talking about their great day out … Continue reading

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The Munro Tops – The Northern Pinnacles of Liathach. One of Scotland’s neglected gems?

There is a good description on the SMC Guide “Highland Scrambles North” and Corrie Na Caime is a wonderful wild corrie. Other guides deride this route as loose in places and there have been a couple of accidents here so … Continue reading

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The Munros an appreciation what they have meant to me!

The Munros an appreciation July 2017 The Munros 41 years on. I am looking back on the Munros days what a great way to learn about this wonderful  country, the mountains their hidden secrets , friendship on the hills and … Continue reading

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