Category Archives: SMC/SMT

Beinn Eighe – early start to make the best of the weather. First Munro’s for a while ( over a year). A visit to the Lancaster crash in Corrie Mhic Fhearchair.

“Any chance of a day out on the hill” I get these questions now and again. I have a friend who joined the RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue Team in the 80’s as a very young lad when I was Team … Continue reading

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Great days in the Cairngorms / Talisman Clean Sweep and Savage Slit. Plus a sandwich !

It’s a clear as yesterday! We were at the disco in Aviemore with the team it was a great night as they were (early 80’s ) Al Macleod wanted a big day on the rock and I was trying to … Continue reading

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Mountaineering History The old Abseil posts on Carn Mor Dearg

Nearly 10 years ago I wrote this “The mountaineering press tells us that the Abseil posts from Carn Mor Dearg into Coire Leis have been removed. The eight abseil posts leading down from the Carn Mor Dearg arête into Coire … 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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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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Is winter on its way again? Lurg Mor and Bidein a’ Choire Sheasgaich wild hills and the remote Munro top Meal Mor. The remote rock climb “Munroist Reward”.

The forecasts is today the weather will get pretty wintry again. As it’s the Easter holiday and things are starting to open up a bit please be aware. It is fairly common for spells of wild weather to hit us … 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 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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A few thoughts on Big Lowers on the cliffs .

I was looking back after my friend Lee Wales wrote up his memories of his first big lower on Ben Nevis on a blog a few days ago. It made me think back to my early days in the 70,s. … Continue reading

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