Category Archives: Well being

#takithame – Rubbish left in another wonderful area.

This was from a pal Ron Walker and Fiona Chappel after a day on the hills in the wonderful Sgur Ruadh area. This is a wonderful area with incredible scenery, great stalking paths, wild life and so many mountains, Munros … Continue reading

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Loose rock on Lochnagar – Please be aware. Its an annual event on most big mountains.

As we all start venturing out please be advised that many of the mountains will have loose rock. Few have been on the big cliffs recently and loose rock is always a objective danger in Mountaineering. Glencoe has already had … Continue reading

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A big thanks to Willie Anderson Cairngorm MRT.

From Cairngorm MRT Facebook Page “It is with mixed emotions that we make the announcement that Willie Anderson has stepped down as Team Leader of CMRT. A huge thanks from the team for all the years hard work both on … Continue reading

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The hidden costs of the Voluntary Rescue Services.

A friend started a discussion on the RAF Mountain Rescue Facebook page. He mentioned with great honestly the difficult period for relationships and many families have when their loved one joins a Mountain Rescue Team. Like many voluntary Services, the … Continue reading

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Where to go ?

Toilet matters – some loos may be closed what do you do on the hill? www. Mountaineering Scotland “Avoid causing pollution by urinating at least 30 m away from open water/rivers/streams and burying solid waste as far as possible from … Continue reading

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The Big Fall – “The Hill” Creag Dubh Sept 83

The Big Fall. We all had a weekend off for a Team wedding at Craigellachie. It was a Classic Highland wedding with lots of whisky. At this time a few of us we’re mad about climbing and had planned to … Continue reading

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Looking back today on the last 100 days there have been some interesting thoughts that are in my head.

Lots of emotions and thoughts over the last 100 days. Sadness. At first there was great sadness as my grand kids moved South. I was so used to seeing them regularly that hurt. I did fear for the future for … Continue reading

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A great piece from a very talented lady – Lucy Wallace

I am so lucky to meet so many good folk over the years. Many are like me they love mountains and the Wild places. A few years ago I was asked to speak at the Arran Mountain Festival and the … Continue reading

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Great days in Applecross.

Sword of Gideon VS 4c – Beleach Na Ba Applecross/ Cioch Nose This is a Tom Patey classic climb Sword of Gideon. It’s a mountain route at VS and is rather unusual for Scotland as it is at an altitude … Continue reading

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Hillwalkers and climbers across Scotland have been delighted at news that the ‘stay local’ travel restriction for leisure and recreation is to be lifted from 3rd July.

Mountaineering Scotland has welcomed the lifting of the restriction, announced by the First Minister today. Stuart Younie, Chief Executive Officer of the organisation which represents almost 15,000 walkers and climbers, and acts as a voice for the sector in Scotland, … Continue reading

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