Category Archives: SMC/SMT

Best hill long days ? For your average hill Walker ?

Most of us remember our first hill day of the weather was good the views of mountains that went on and on. Many caught the Munro bug and the seed was set. You decided to climb more and more. For … Continue reading

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An Teallach one of the finest mountains in Scotland ? Destitution Road.

Is there a finer mountain in Scotland than An Teallach? To see it’s jagged profile in the distance makes any mountaineer want to reach its summits. This to me is best seen from “Destitution Road” the A832 which has a … Continue reading

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Great days on a remote Munro Seanna Bhraigh – In Memory of Assynt MRT Leader killed on an Avalanche on 3 Feb 1991.

Seana Bhraigh (926m, Munro 262) Past visits. In Memory of Phil Jones Assynt MRT Team Leader killed in an avalanche on 3 Feb 1991. As most will know the Munro Seana Bhraigh is a long way from anywhere. Some guidebooks … Continue reading

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Ben Wyvis / hill of Terror

One of my local Munro’s is Ben Wyvis is a mountain located in Easter Ross, north-west of Dingwall in northern Scotland. It lies in the council area of Highland, and the county of Ross and Cromarty. The mountain is prominent … Continue reading

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Assynt memories and the incredible words of Norman MacCaig.

During this latest lockdown the memories come flooding back. One of my favourite areas is Assynt in the far North West of this wonderful country. Over the years I have visited here so many time’s. How o wish I could … Continue reading

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Special days – Glen Strathfarrar. “In the Highlands it is mountain after mountain after mountain, for ever and ever.” Thomas Wilkinson

I was digitalising a few slides and found this. It was taken in the late 90’s after a climb. Myself and my pal Dougie Crawford were climbing in Glen Strathfarrar a wonderful Glen in a unique location. Its a haven … Continue reading

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Mountain Memories A remote route Beinn Lair Wisdom Buttress. The Classic Corbett’s of Beinn Lair and Beinn a’ Chaisgein Mor and Meeting Andy Nisbet.

I was lucky to climb on Beinn Lair for my only time many years ago (it was 36 years in 1984) when we went into Beinn Lair one of Scotland’s remotest hills. It is a classic day and these two … Continue reading

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Professor Norman Collie and John Mackenzie honoured with bronze sculpture

It was great to see that the incredible statue to these two giants of Mountaineering is now completed and is on place at Sligachan with great views onto the Skye Ridge. It has been 17 years in the making. What … Continue reading

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Harris incredible weather a walk up Clisham and a visit to the Colby camp near the summit.

Yesterday we had a look at the weather forecast and decided to climb Clisham . It had been over 40 years since Kalie had climbed it with her late husband Nigel. She had wanted to climb it today but the … Continue reading

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I learned about Mountaineering from that? Solo Winter Mountaineering.

I enjoy going into the mountains alone after over 40 years of looking after others I love the freedom to go where I want. I can go at my own pace as far as I want and no one but … Continue reading

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