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The Cromdales and a visit to the crash site of a RAF Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, Carn a’ Ghille Chearr, 710 metres Cromdale Hills.

I have visited the Cromdales a few times mainly on the odd winter course when we skied from Grantown on Spey. This was due to heavy snow at various years stopping us going to the Cairngorms. Yet I have never … Continue reading

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Day 3 Colonsay -The Strand

Today was another day with Islay the collie. Ksllie was away on her last day of bee keeping . Last nights night we watched A Sherlock Holmes film involving Bees! The weather again was superb so we were away for … Continue reading

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All the Corbetts in a day a great effort by Carnethy Hill running Club.

I have always been in awe of hill runners and met many over the years . They are a unique group of unsung heroes on the hills. Last weekend the Carnethy Club completed all the Corbetts in a day. What … Continue reading

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May 2022 – St Kilda trip back on Terra Firma.

Yesterday was sheltering awaiting the storm to die down. We satiated on boat all day till late afternoon as it would have been crazy to launch the inflatable in that weather. We all enjoyed the break. The weather and light … Continue reading

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Arrived at St Kilda after a long journey from Stornoway. What a place.

We left the boat yard for St Kilda Murdo our Skipper deciding to make use of the weather. It was a long day arriving at Village Bay St Kilda about 0130 Tuesday morning. It was pretty rough journey at times … Continue reading

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Pabay Mor ( island of the Priest) And a visit to the Calanais Standing Stones.

Yesterday we had a visit to the Calanais Standing stones and Uige beach before we due on our boat the Cuma. Uig Beach lies on the south western side of the Isle of Lewis and is one of the largest … Continue reading

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What’s your best advice on multi pitch mountain routes for someone wanting to rock climb away from outcrop climbing?

Any ideas on good easier mountain routes for folk wanting to climb on a mountain crag? Here’s a few of mine. I get asked this often from folks who have climbed on low level crags and want to expand their … Continue reading

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So lucky to have Ben Rinnes on my doorstep. The Wellington Crash and The Friends of Ben Rinnes.

Ben Rinnes ; 841 m (2,759 ft) · 512 m (1,680 ft) · Corbett, Marilyn. Elevation: 841 m (2,759 ft) Parent range: Grampian Mountains Ben Rinnes is a cracking mountain on my doorstep. It’s a short drive from home and the … Continue reading

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Mountain Accidents – men and women,

There was a piece in the paper about mountain accidents concerning men and women on the hills. Things have changed andcIt’s great to see so many lassies out and about. In the past it stemmed the mountaineering majority was mainly … Continue reading

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Climbing the Corbett’s it’s taken 65 years to complete. Thanks for all the fun and companionship.

What is a Corbett? Corbetts are Scottish mountains over 2,500 feet (762 metres) and under 3,000 feet (914.4 metres), with a drop of a least 500 feet (152 metres) between each listed hill and any adjacent higher one. There are … Continue reading

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