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Nothing like a day in the mountains

By |2019-02-24T00:10:51+00:0022 October 2016|Argyll|

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 [...]

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Mountain Therapy.

By |2019-02-24T00:10:51+00:007 August 2016|Munros|

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 [...]

2016 so far

By |2019-02-24T00:10:51+00:0015 June 2016|Uncategorized|

2015 was a bit of an anti climax in terms of getting out in the hills. A combination of poor weather, work uncertainty, and injury, restricted my Munro count to only 10. This would have made for a very disappointing year, had it not been for the development of the piping side of my venture! [...]

Why did I become the Munro Bagpiper?

By |2019-02-24T00:10:51+00:007 February 2016|Uncategorized|

It is a question that is often asked of me, and to be honest, I don’t blame them. Why would someone want to throw a heavy musical instrument in his back, cart them up a mountain, just to play a tune on the summit? The question has entered my head on numerous occasions. Many times, [...]

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