Category Archives: Wildlife

At last a wander to the West. Blue skies and snow plastered mountains. The joy of being out again not far but wonderful.

This weekend I went Weat for the first time this winter. The drive over was spectacular and with lots of fresh snow on the hill and the sun this was Scotland at its best. I left early from Burghead due … Continue reading

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Seana Bhraigh an eye opener. Some memories of a great hill. Pop

I was asked by two good friend’s would I like a short wander into the Northern Corries. It was Sadly it was grand to be asked but I am still struggling missing the hills and especially the winter. I have … Continue reading

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The Nest of Fannaich – lost Bothies.

The Nest of Fannichs : One of two houses that stood at the head of Loch Fannaich. Cabuie Lodge was demolished, it was feared that it would be flooded when the Hydro enlarged the loch. The Nest was lost to … Continue reading

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Happy New year. Stay, happy, healthy and look after others. A look back and Forward!

It’s been a hard year for many but the great thing is there are so many great folk out there. Who would believe we would have a war in Ukraine, food banks and the political unrest in the Uk. Yet … Continue reading

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Thanks for all the comments on my trip to Skye in Remembrance of the F111 crew who died on Sgurr na Stri.

Many thanks for all the positive thoughts on our trip to Skye. I am still tired despite it being two days since I was there. It did make me think as I spent so much time on the hill. It’s … Continue reading

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Just back from an incredible 3 days at the JMCOf Scotland hut. On the 40 Anniversary of the F111 crash on Sgurr Na Stri.

I have been struggling with health issues but I so wanted to be near the crash site on Sgurr Na Stri above Loch Coruisk. I had promised the relatives if I was able I would go. Packing the bag for … Continue reading

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Quinag – another classic mountain with 3 Corbett’s and some incredible climbs and memories.

Those who know their mountains will understand that Quinag is a magnificent mountain. Any mountain containing 3 Corbett’s summits is incredible. The summits Spidean Coinich, Sail Gharbh & Sail Ghorm Quinag will never let you down in my opinion. In … Continue reading

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Remembrance Week – A forgotten story of the Wellington crash on Geal Charn near Ben Alder.

To me this is an incredible story not well known but worthy of being acknowledged as an incredible survival story of one of the crew. This crash site is in extremely remote country access can be wild in winter. The … Continue reading

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Remembrance Week – The Beinn Eighe Lancaster. March 1951.

IN THE MEMORY OF THE CREW OF LANCASTER TX264 Its 70 years since the crash of the Lancaster on Beinn Eighe. I was told of the story often and visited the site on many occasions. It is a situated in … Continue reading

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Some great tales at the RAF Scotland Mountain Rescue re – union at Newtonmore. Thank you to all the families for your support over the years.

This weekend was the Annual RAF Mountain Rescue Reunion. It was a great night and RAF Lossiemouth Team joined us after the meal. What a great bunch of people. We had a superb night hosted by the Highlander Hotel who … Continue reading

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