Category Archives: Recomended books and Guides

A great insight into the World of hill running! Jonny Muir – “The Mountains are Calling”

Many know my thoughts on these incredible people who run over our mountains and wild places. I was privileged to write a forward for another runner Manny Gorman who ran the Corbett a few years ago. In it I described … Continue reading

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A grand day on Carn Chhuinneag, magical hill, great paths the land of the Clearances and our sad history.

I picked my pal Babs up at Dunphail and we put our Mountain Bikes in the van and away at 0700, so it was an early start for me. I had a snag with my back years of lifting and … Continue reading

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Thoughts – A busy few days Climbing Munro Bagging ,Filming ,Biking and good pals.

Last week was busy and at last I got a bit of rock climbing at Logie Head With Dan and Pete it was a short afternoon but good fun. Later that day in the evening I met the author Jonny … Continue reading

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The Gower the Three Cliffs Area – The classic climb Scavenger! John Brailsford Mountain Guide and the Cycling connection !

The photo above is of the classic Climb Scavanger at the Three cliffs in the Gower South Wales. It is a short 3 star climb first climbed by John Brailsford in the mid 50,s solo! Crag features Very popular with … Continue reading

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A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

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A few memories of Ben Nevis – the 4 ridges in a day and my first call -out on Ben Nevis in 1972.

Yesterday I met a old mate Dougie who now works with the SAR helicopter at Bristows in Inverness as an engineer. We had a coffee in Elgin and he was talking about his days on the RAF Kinloss MRT in … Continue reading

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Every day is a special day ! The big hills are special but need patience and sound judgement!

Tibet – 2001 Base camp with a view getting the washing done after 3 months on the mountain. What a place to live for several months. This is the time of year many head for the big mountains for their … Continue reading

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