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End of the line Kyle of Lochalsh the old ferry the bridge and a chilled day. Wind farms love them or hate them - Huge engineering!

I am staying with pals in Plockton and today we took the train to Kyle.Kyle of Lochalsh has always been a place for me on route to Skye in past days there was no bridge and this made the visits a bit longer. 638 more words


Mountain Navigation

The Importance of being able to Navigate in the Mountains

I know we have all seen them – those who walk up Snowdon with no map or compass in flip flops and jeans. 457 more words


A look back The North - South Walk 1976 - Loch Droma the Fannichs, The Nest bothy, Fionn Bheinn , Hospitality at Scardroy Lodge and not well?

Where were you 42 years ago in 1976 we had a plan, we used our leave for the full year nearly ? We lived on packet soup porridge and some compo rations. 1,538 more words

Mountain Rescue

1976 North to South a look back in time. Ben Hope to Ben Lomond a walk on the wild side at times.

I have not got out much this winter but this is a look back when I did.

Where were you 42 years ago in 1976 we had a plan, we used our leave for the full year nearly ? 2,448 more words


Mountaineering Books - down sizing. What's is your favourites?

I am trying hard at downsizing my Mountaineering books, it is sad to see some of them unread on my bookshelves. I will try to ensure many go to good homes some I will keep this is  a few off them that mean so much to me. 1,427 more words


Time to get out on the hills - this is a healing place.

I had a hard few weeks and with the sad outcome over of the Gibson brothers loss on the hills. It made me think of how lucky I am and yet how healing the hills can be. 652 more words


Some lovely words? Comments welcome.

Yesterday I was at the funeral of Neil Gibson in Nairn. The Mountain Rescue Teams spent over 6 weeks looking for Neil after his brother Alan and their dog was located on the slopes of Beinn Liath Mor.. 517 more words