Category Archives: Weather

The Island of Barra – Call – out 1984

Barra is the most southerly of the inhabited islands in the Outer Hebrides. Long famed for its beauty – boasting beaches, hills, machair and moor all in a small island – Barra is a special place to visit, especially if … Continue reading

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Tent Bound – week 2 “Lock in” How Expeditions and tent life helped?

During these recent times I think that some of the long Expeditions I have been so lucky to be on help get you through hard times. Sometimes we never made the tent and had to bivy outside it was so … Continue reading

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Rum , Atlantic Corrie, Manx Shearwaters and a Call -out.

1997  – Another  Rum Callout .  8 Jun 97 Isle of Rum After a long day on the hill just as we were leaving Skye. Injured bird watcher .). Technical carry out of casualty with head injuries and dislocated shoulder.  … Continue reading

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How do we cope with the Coronavirus information. Advice on hill-walking, mountaineering, skiing and climbing.

I am asked if I am going out on the hills with the Coronavirus ongoing? I have not been on the hills since January as I have a ongoing problem with my chest. It’s getting better and I feel a … Continue reading

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All SMC Huts to close ! Till Virus is over. Some memories of the CIC Hut.

To all users of the CIC SMC Huts Closed 18th March 2020 Due to the spread of Covid 19 the SMC has decided to close all of its huts forthwith. If you have an outstanding booking please contact the custodian … Continue reading

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Sgurr Na Ciche – Memories. A hill not to be rushed and enjoyed, a long way from home.

Kevin Woods on his Winter Munros has just climbed another superb day again. He was away in the wilds of the West Coast near Loch Arkaig on Sgurr Na Ciche and neighbouring Munros. Yesterday he climbed 5 Munros, well done … Continue reading

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Moor Burn

I was looking at the hills today as I drove down to see a pal in Aviemore. It was a wonderful view. The Cairngorms were stunning with the snow plastered and the ice shinning in the Larig Gru. I was … Continue reading

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