Category Archives: Views Political?

Fly tipping on the Dava Way near Grantown a long standing problem all over. Terrible in many places Loch Laggan on going !

Yesterday I went for a wander along the Dava Way. The main road was shut to Grantown due to roadworks so we went the back roads! After visiting an old climbing ground Huntlys Cave then we wandered along the Dava … Continue reading

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The joys of climbing and walking that live forever in your memories!

The joys of climbing and Mountaineering. These are experiences that never leaves your memory? It is amazing the effect that Mountaineering can have in your life! Many climb / walk for a few years when they are young then get … Continue reading

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Climbing at Cummingston Crag on the Moray Coast – Be aware of stake failures.

From Pete Hill – local guide  – A word of warning for those that use Cummingston. I was there today and there were two stake failures within an hour or so of each other, not from our team but from some … Continue reading

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The wonderful legacy of the Order of John Scotland to Scottish Mountain Rescue.

St John Scotland has officially transferred ownership of Mountain Rescue bases to Dundonnell and Skye Mountain Rescue teams. St John Scotland is proud to have been the biggest contributor to Scottish Mountain Rescue teams for many years, and by 2020, … Continue reading

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Every day is a special day ! The big hills are special but need patience and sound judgement!

Tibet – 2001 Base camp with a view getting the washing done after 3 months on the mountain. What a place to live for several months. This is the time of year many head for the big mountains for their … Continue reading

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What a mess we are leaving in the wild places and seas. Camusunary bay and bothy a piece from a special place on Skye. What can we do?

Many will know of my love of Skye not just the great Cuillin peaks but also the lesser known areas of this wonderful Island. Over the years I have built a love for not one of the classic peaks but … Continue reading

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Nan Shepherd – The Living Mountains – A true love story of the Cairngorms

I wrote about John Muir yesterday as I missed the John Muir day but was only recently introduced to another fantastic writer Nan Shepherd about 10 years ago.  There was a short piece on the TV last night and a … Continue reading

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