Category Archives: Recomended books and Guides

What a mess we are leaving in the wild places and seas. Camusunary bay and bothy a piece from a special place on Skye. What can we do?

Many will know of my love of Skye not just the great Cuillin peaks but also the lesser known areas of this wonderful Island. Over the years I have built a love for not one of the classic peaks but … Continue reading

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Nan Shepherd – The Living Mountains – A true love story of the Cairngorms

I wrote about John Muir yesterday as I missed the John Muir day but was only recently introduced to another fantastic writer Nan Shepherd about 10 years ago.  There was a short piece on the TV last night and a … Continue reading

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Mountaineering Books – down sizing. What’s is your favourites?

I am trying hard at downsizing my Mountaineering books, it is sad to see some of them unread on my bookshelves. I will try to ensure many go to good homes some I will keep this is  a few off … Continue reading

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Navigation – busy Cairngorm MRT over the last few days.

Yesterday my mate drove up from the Borders Lyle Brotherton a good friend since I met him in the USA in 2008. He had a bit of a wild drive but was on great form. Arriving in the middle of … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2018: One who did so much Gwen Moffat Guide.Mountaineer, author and pioneer well worth a read.

My inspiration was my Mum – but that is for another day. Today is International Women’s Day  and nowadays  there are so many inspirational Women  about. I give lectures and talks all over Scotland and there are so many women … Continue reading

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Travel to Ayr then for talk in Edinburgh tonight in the Students Union Kings Buildings At 1900 all welcome! Low level ice climbs still there?

It was a dreich drive down the A9 yesterday there was the start of a thaw at low level. The roads were clear and just a bit of water on them. The hills were looking good still plastered with snow … Continue reading

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A hard day on the back of Beinn Liath Mhor a few thoughts a day hard day physically and mentally? A huge thanks to Torridon MRT.

I was staying at Gerry’s Hostel right next to Achnachellach Station snow had fallen during the night only a smattering but the weather was a little warmer. I was planning to go in to the back of Beinn Liath Mor … Continue reading

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