Category Archives: Wildlife

As we enter another lockdown. Thinking of you all.

I have been over in the West in lockdown with. Friend who is in my bubble. We have been enjoying some exceptional weather when the new Lockdown measures were announced last night. I am near Applecross and we had decided … Continue reading

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New year local wandering.

I have been over with a friend since lockdown in the West we both live alone and could not travel to see families so we decided to stay at Kalies. It makes a big difference to have some company. There … Continue reading

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Life in the slow lane Applecross and a visit to the Coral Beach at Ard Ban

It was hard to believe it’s December the Torridon hills were snow covered the weather was stunning and my friend Kalie was showing me some new places that I had never visited. It was not the classic Alpine start instead … Continue reading

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Early start for Ben MacDui rewarded by a stunning day.

It’s been a hard week with losing Hamish MacInnes and a few other things going on. I looked at the forecast it was good for the Cairngorms. I decided to have a very early start and head for my local … Continue reading

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Sharing a few comments from so many on Hamish MacInnes.

I wrote a piece on the death of Hamish MacInnes at the age of 90. I was amazed by some of the lovely stories that came back many via Facebook and other media. I have put them together so that … Continue reading

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Special days – Glen Strathfarrar. “In the Highlands it is mountain after mountain after mountain, for ever and ever.” Thomas Wilkinson

I was digitalising a few slides and found this. It was taken in the late 90’s after a climb. Myself and my pal Dougie Crawford were climbing in Glen Strathfarrar a wonderful Glen in a unique location. Its a haven … Continue reading

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Night Navigation on the Dava Moor with the Moray Mountaineering club. A few lessons re learned!

Night Navigation with the Moray Mountaineering Club. We all met on the Dava Moor just as it was getting dark in November. The Club had organised a Night navigation evening we all turned up in Separate cars as per Covid … Continue reading

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Diary of one day on a wild walk – 1977 Day 20 November 16 – Ruigh Aiteahain bothy Carn An – Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch – Linn Of Dee.

Diary of a wild walk West to East Of Scotland 1977 November and December are a hard time for Mountaineers, there is restricted daylight and our gear was basic. In 1977 the A9 was closed during our walk a few … Continue reading

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The Valley of 100 hills Sgurr Dubh – Torridon.

At the weekend we headed for Torridon the forecast looked good. There would be many others out on the hills so we plan to try to be away from the crowds. There are two Corbett’s on the South Side of … Continue reading

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I learned about winter mountaineering from this. Lancet Edge Avalanche.

The magnificent Lancet Edge a great winter scramble, it was from roughly here that we were avalanched in 1972 . This picture was taken over 30 years later! This is the story and worth retelling . This was the final … Continue reading

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