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Nothing like a day in the mountains

By |22 October 2016|

Life is funny isn’t it? We work so we can enjoy life that little more, but then work so much that we can’t enjoy life.

My feelings this week, as I woke up at 5 am for work every morning were along the lines of “just get me to Friday so I can go out and […]

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Mountain Therapy.

By |7 August 2016|

The sad passing of my Grandfather (Papa) earlier this year, as the passing of loved ones often does, prompted a lot of thought and re-evaluation. As well as the obvious personal loss, it really put to the forefront of my mind, a lifestyle, which is sadly being slowly lost in the 21st century. We often […]

Stob a’Choire Odhair

By |7 December 2015|

So, 2015 had been very slow to start properly. It was June, and to date, I had only managed one Munro, due to a combination of work, poor weather, and injuries. For this reason, I was quite nervous about getting back into it, especially if it meant going out by myself.

I sent out my usual […]

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Pre-wedding stroll up Buachaille Etive Mor

By |5 December 2015|

One of, if not THE, most iconic mountains in the United Kingdom, and very much a symbol of my childhood drives from Glasgow to my holidays in Glenelg and Arnisdale before moving north. Buachaille Etve mor, is such an imposing structure, and from certain angles, looks extremely difficult to climb. My mother used to tell me […]

Ben Vane

By |10 July 2015|

Well….today was to be my 20th Munro this year, and apart from my first one, Ben Lomond, it was to be my first with someone accompanying me! My girlfriends brother in law decided to come and join me on the “smallest” Munro, as he figured it would be an easy introduction to the hills. Having […]

Meall a’Bhuiridh and Creise

By |10 July 2015|

So, Monday night was my leaving night from the pub in Bearsden! No more working till 1am, pouring pints, and beig spoken to like dirt by rich middle aged men! Time to move on, and get on with my career in health and fitness. That is of course, after I have one or two shandies […]

Ben Lomond – in better conditions

By |10 July 2015|

So, just over a year ago, myself and my friend did my first Munro with my pipes, Ben Lomond. It was a horrible day, and we couldn’t see a thing at the top. Now, 26 Munros into my personal challenge, I have re-visited the Ben, and got my picture at the top! It seemed a […]

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Ben More and Stob Binnein

By |10 July 2015|

So as any of you who have read my reports regularly are probably aware, I am a bit of a last minute walker. I check forecasts, look out the window in the morning, and that is me, yes or no.

Today, for some reason I thought it was to be a horrible day, so made no […]

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Glenshee 6

By |10 July 2015|

I hadn’t really been looking forward to this set of Munros. Everything I had heard and read, was pointing towards them being a pretty dull walk, which were only there to tick off the list. I find it hard to believe that any high level walk in Scotland, where you can see far and beyond, […]

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South Cluanie Ridge – With limited water

By |10 July 2015|

A big report to cover an epic day on the South Cluanie ridge! Lost count of how many times I had driven past this mountain range, being 20 minutes from my house. Like the five sisters, which were nailed last year , I had these hills in my sights for some time! The big problem […]

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Meall Buidhe – First filming experience

By |10 July 2015|

When you read reports, and books on Munros, there seems to be a bit of a ratings system. Some a dull, others spectacular, and while I agree completely with the later, in my experience, it is really hard to find a dull Munro. Granted, I have only experienced good weather on the hills. I have […]

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Aonach Mor and Beag – Piping a completion of the Munros

By |10 July 2015|

A couple of months ago I got an email from a gentleman, who had discovered me on google, requesting my services, to play the pipes for him as he completed his final Munro, Aonach Mor. It came as a great surprise to me, although, there can’t be many who would do such a thing I […]

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