Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

What a day on the back of Beinn Alligin in Torridon. A visit to a remote Corrie.

I was away early yesterday from my home on the East heading for the West coast. The forecast was superb and being a Friday the hills should be quite. It was a lovely drive over no rush and we met … Continue reading

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The Cairngorm 6 a long time ago. Braeriach, Cairn Toul and Sgor an Lochan Uaine,Devils Point,Sgurr a Mhain ,Ben MacDui, Cairngorm. Scrambles and aircraft crashes?

Some of my Mountaineering club were are away doing some of the great peaks in the Cairngorms . It’s great to see and I heard they had a great time. These peaks mean so much to me I have had … Continue reading

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Three words for consideration as we all venture out into the hills and wild places – Mountaineering Scotland.

As we all get set for a return to the hills, let’s all make sure we have the very best day. Three words – consideration, planning and flexibility – will see us through a lot.Parking will be a choke point … Continue reading

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At last a day in the Cairngorms – The Runnel in the Northern Corries of the Cairngorm.

At last we are allowed to get out on the hills away from my local are . Myself and my old mate Dan took advantage of that to climb in the Cairngorms. I was aware that it’s still winter high … Continue reading

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A update from Scottish Mountain Rescue.

We would like to start by thanking you all for your continued support to Scottish Mountain Rescue. We have been as eager as everyone else to get back out into the mountains. Below is Q&A on where things stand from … Continue reading

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It’s still winter out there – be careful.

I often went to many incidents at the end and beginning of winter. Many were for falls on hard snow and ice that catch many out. Winter is not over yet as the weather forecasts show. There is still lots … Continue reading

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Ben Lui – Conish the Gold Mine and the Eas Anie waterfall and the ice climber alert !

I have been watching on BBC Scotland “Gold Town “ is about the mining for Gold near Tyndrum and the Gold mine near Conish Farm just below Ben Lui . The mine is actually on Beinn Chuirn 880 metres and … Continue reading

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An interesting day on the Great Prow – Blaven on Skye

An Interesting day on the Great Prow Blaven Skye.  I was out for another weekends training at Kintail on the West Coast with the RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue Team. The weather was great so we planned to get a climb … Continue reading

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The Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash 70 years on.

LANCASTER GR3 TX264 – CRASH ON SAIL MHOR, BEINN EIGHE ROSS AND CROMARTY, SCOTLAND – 14th March 1951 IN THE MEMORY OF THE CREW OF LANCASTER TX264 Its 70 years since the crash of the Lancaster on Beinn Eighe. I … Continue reading

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The Scottish Mountaineering Club Journals. Now available to all on the website.

Some of my Journals – a mine of information. The SMC journals have always been a superb way to gain information on the history of Scottish Mountaineering. I have over 60 journals that I use regularly. This was often for … Continue reading

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