Category Archives: Recomended books and Guides

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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Some of The Brenva Face routes on Ben Nevis in the 70’s . Classic climbing, long Alpine climbs in a wild place of great beauty.

In my early winter climbing days I loved reading the history of the famous routes of the characters and the stories especially about the first ascents. It was incredible what was climbed with simple equipment and gear. Even in the … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas to all.

Just to wish everyone a Happy Christmas just going to take it easy after my crazy year. 1996 Ben Nevis hill day. Some great troops here. Sadly Dean Singleton no longer with us. Often the Mountain Rescue would be in … Continue reading

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A hard day the 30 th Anniversary of Lockerbie. A short walk in the Cairngorms was just what I needed.

Yesterday was the 30 th Anniversary of the Lockerbie Tragedy. I have written and thought about it a lot especially this year.This is a hard time for me and I find it best to handle it on the hills or … Continue reading

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A bit more on the Scottish Avalanche Service – Blyth Wright, Bob Barton and Mark Diggins .

Peter White – Ex RAF MRT and Glencoe MRT “It’s come a long way. When it was first rolled out in the late 80’s I got a phone call from a certain Eric Langmuir. He spoke for five minutes before … Continue reading

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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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