Category Archives: Recomended books and Guides

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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Eric Liddell –  One of Scotland’s finest men. “In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best.”

Eric Liddell – Have you heard of this incredible person? Yesterday on radio Scotland Allan Wells  Gold Medal winner in the 1980 games was speaking about Eric Liddel who won a Gold medal in the 1924 Olympics in Paris after … Continue reading

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Fingers just back to normal after Skye – new Munro book “Millennial Munros” A Posties Round.

I was in Skye for 4 days over a week ago staying at The Junior Mountaineering Club hut at Coruisk we had great weather and a superb time. Skye is famous for it rough rock Gabbro ( I used to … Continue reading

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Glendessary – Sgurr Cos na Breachd – laoigh ( peak of the cave or bonny calf) and unpronounceable name.

These early starts It was up at 0500 away at 0630 and it was raining when I left to pick up Derrick the birthday boy 75 yesterday in Forres and then on to Dunphail to pick up Babs. The rain … Continue reading

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Sgur Na Stri – “The hill of strife” – The USA F111 Crash site on this classic Mountain.

Sgur Na Stri – “The hill of strife” – I am over in Skye at Loch Coruisk staying in the Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland (JMCS) hut at loch Coruisk! It can be a difficult place to reach but as … Continue reading

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