Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

A wee reminder to check each other before you climb. “Buddy buddy “ checks so important.

It’s amazing how quickly you forget things No matter how experienced you think you are. We did a few rock climbs the other day at Reiff in a cold day in the North West. I had not climbed for ages … Continue reading

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Great walk round the Northern Corries of Cairngorm. No wind lots of snow and stunning views.

I decided to get out for a wander today and though I am still recover from bronchitis but needed to get out. I had a short cycle yesterday only a few miles on my mountain bike and felt a bit … Continue reading

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Short walk into the Cairngorms a winter wander.

It was a short wander into the Cairngorms passing a snow gritter on the way over the Lonely but beautiful Dava Moor. The road up to the Caingorm car park was icy and quiet. I parked away from the few … Continue reading

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2018 May visit to Beinn Eighe the Lancaster crash site.

  This is a piece I wrote about our trip in May to Torridon. I nearly never went as I was double booked as I was helping a group for charity the day before on Ben Nevis. It was a … Continue reading

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Yesterday we lost a great friend Joss Gosling of the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team. Joss was on the RAF Kinloss Team on the Lancaster Beinn Eighe crash in 1951.

Beinn Eighe in Torridon In our small world of RAF Mountain Rescue among the greats Joss was to me a real unassuming troop who typified a team member especially in the early days of Mountain Rescue. Things were so different … Continue reading

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November walking/ climbing in the hills.

I have just finished a series of talks for the Charity Mountain Aid about “Stepping out for Winter” I find that November can be an interesting time on the hills. Over many years I have experienced so many changes in … Continue reading

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A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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