Category Archives: Views Mountaineering

As we wait for winter: A land of blue skies, pillars of ice, no crowds Canada Ice early days – 1983.

1983 Canada Ice – The dream ice climbing venue. Koflachs boots and basic ice screws. As we wait for winter my mind goes back to some great winter days and a special trip to Canada.  A land of blue skies  … Continue reading

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Kintail Days a few memories.

I was at Kintail for the New Year and had a great time what an area the sea and the mountains make this a special place here are a few memories. My first weekend in Mountain Rescue at RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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Short walk in the Cairngorms.

Yesterday I met up with two pals and had a short walk in the Cairngorms. The weather was a bit misty and cold a little snow but ice in places. It’s a bare looking Cairngorm you just now. Yet winter … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the tragedy on Ben Nevis.

I was up in Kintail and had a wonderful day on a grand hill with friends on New Years day above 700 metres it was very icy underfoot as there was a keen frost. Some pals on the bigger hills … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day what a great walk on Sgurr an Airgid at Kintail.

The keen folks were away at 0630 on New Years Day for a big hill day on the 5 Sisters and hopefully the Brothers . A big hill day in any books especially at this time of year. Other big … Continue reading

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Morvich Kintail for the West Coast for New year.

We watched the weather forecast for our trip to Morvich on the West Coast with the Moray Mountaineering club for their New Year Meet. I took a pal Dianne with us and we stopped to pick up some food in … Continue reading

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A Kintail tragedy many years ago at New Year 1960 that we can learn from !

106-3/60 4-5/01/60 Kintail Search for missing hill walker.  Not found due to heavy snowfalls. Huge search  Found in Sept 1962 in Glean Fhada- Fatal It is amazing how little you know about the local hills you love  and their tales … Continue reading

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