Category Archives: Wildlife

Glen Clova – Mayar and Driesh and the Scorrie an interesting descent.

I am staying in the Glen Clova  we were staying in the Clova Hotel Bunkhouse sadly the bunk house is getting renovated in January and despite being warm it was lacking in some basics. The night was a long one … Continue reading

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A weekend at Glen Clova, a fair drive but well worth it.

I was out with the Moray Mountaineering Club to Glen Clova na old haunt of mine when I was with RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue (LMRT). It was a short drive in these days and a magic Glen approach to Clova. … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Winter talk last night Kilmarnock full house again tonight Dumfries Police HQ at 1930. Ayr United win what a day.

Last nights talk for Mountain Aid was held in Kilmarnock at the Capringham Golf Club it was a great success with another full house. The event was hosted by the Am Binnien club. Thanks to all. Despite the dark night … Continue reading

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Thanks all for a good night at Dumbarton for the Mountain Aid Talk – tonight talk at Kilmarnock at the Caprington Golf Club.

I left Moray in poor weather yesterday it was sleeting as I was heading for Dumbarton about 200 miles away for a Mountain Talk I am doing for the Charity Mountain Aid. It is a serious of talks for the … Continue reading

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Winter walk November West to East 1977 Day 15 -Luibielt bothy to Stob Coire Easian and Stob Coire Mheadhoin Corrour Youth Hostel – Beinn Na Lap Beinn Eibhinn. Aonach Beag , Geal Charn and Carn Dearg.

The 1977 West to East November the month of wild weather short daylight.  This was the first expedition in to attempt a Traverse of Scotland in November winter. This walk was the based on an idea by the late John … Continue reading

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Day 13 – West to East 9 th November 1977 a winter day on the Mamores.

I was just back from a great night talking about “Getting ready for winter” live on Facebook. I was part of a panel Mark Diggins a Mountain Guide and head of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service, Jon Jones Head of … Continue reading

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Get ready for winter live tonight Q & A on Facebook at 1930 organised by Mountaineering Scotland.

Tonight is the live Facebook Q&A sessions at 1930. Mountaineering Scotland  – Join us online for our first ever Facebook Live Q&A, hosted by mountain safety advisor Heather Morning, with a panel of experts from Scotland’s mountaineering community. We’ll be … Continue reading

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