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Aonach Mor and Beag – Piping a completion of the Munros

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Lochaber, Munros|

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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Schiehallion – Claire’s first Munro!

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Munros, Perthshire|

Schiehallion was meant to be my 50th Munro. My plan was to climb it, pipe, and have my girlfriend Claire there with me. It was to be her first Munro (It may be her last for a while!!!) Sadly, my trip to Glenelg last week, yielded a total of ZERO summits, so this outing would [...]

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Three brothers of Kintail – My 50th!!!!

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Munros, Skye & Lochalsh|

The past months have been a slog for me. Job uncertainty meaning I have had to work 2 jobs, regular 16 hour days, no days off, meaning I had had about 2 days off in the past 2 months. I decided enough was enough and booked 10 days off both jobs, I await to see [...]

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Beinn Buidhe

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Loch Lomond, Munros|

So, winter came, and for many of us, it conquered!. Rain, wind, snow, hail, you name it, we got it over the past few months. I saw some people braving the elements, and hitting summits no matter what, but for me, it meant lower level activities. Since hitting my elusive 50th Munro, I had grown [...]

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Buachallie Etive Beag

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Glencoe, Munros|

Glencoe! Simply put, words and pictures cannot do it justice. It is without doubt, apart from my home area of Glenelg and Arnisdale, my favourite part of Scotland. I always fail to drive from Tyndrum to Fort William, without at least stopping once. It is just magical. Since starting on the Munros, it is the [...]

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The 5 Sisters of Kintail

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Skye & Lochalsh|

For many people, seeing a hill range like the 5 sisters once is like a dream come true. The majestic hills rising out of Loch Duich, giving view points over such a vast area of the North West Highlands, are very much high on every hill walker/climbers lists. For me, ,until recently, the site of [...]

Edinburgh

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:0010 July 2015|Scotland, Uncategorized|

  We are blessed in Scotland to have such a wonderful capital city. From the imposing castle, the elegant George street, stunning Arthur's seat, and that famous Leith sunshine, Edinburgh has it all. I was very fortunate to spend 5 years studying and working in Edinburgh. I grew to love my adopted city, especially during [...]

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The epic journey begins

By |2019-02-24T00:10:52+00:008 July 2015|Tour de Stade, Uncategorized|

An incredible amount of preparation went into the the organising of this epic journey. Ian had spent weeks arranging with football grounds, gaining sponsorship, and co-ordinating all the partcipants to meet in Berwick, to stay the night before the start. Claire, Michelle, Ian, Lawrence and myself  hit the road. The Journey begins... We arrived in [...]

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Glencoe

By |2015-07-08T21:13:13+00:008 July 2015|Scotland|

  Few Glens in Scotland sum the country up better than Glencoe. Beauty and history all in one

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