Hello readers!

1 03 2011

I’ve started this blog in response to requests from my friends to write further about my cowardly exploits in the hills of Britain and elsewhere.

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Ben y Vrackie and a Famous Proclaimers Song

21 08 2016

Thu 4 August 2016
And I would drive 500 miles,
and I would drive 500 more
Just to be the one who drove 1000 miles
Pointless miles upon my Sunny poor
La la la la, la la la la…
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Days off Around Fort William – Blackwater Dam

13 08 2016

June 2016
Another ‘day off’ Richard and I had during our week’s stay at Bunroy Log Cabins. We’d both decided we weren’t hill fit enough but didn’t fancy actually going up a hill so I took him on this high level route I’d done a few years back to reach a winter Corbett. Read the rest of this entry »





Days off Around Fort William-Loch Arkaig & Dark Mile

7 08 2016

June 2016
Having only had one actual objective for my week at Roybridge near Fort William meant Richard and I had quite a few ‘days off’ – this was one of them. It had rained most of the day but we were expecting a dry spell late afternoon so decided to find a short walk – this 5 miler was perfect!

Grey Corries across Loch Lochy
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Making a Mess of Sgor Ban, Beinn a’ Bheithir

28 07 2016

Tue 14 June 2016
Richard and I were once again staying at the lovely log cabins at Bunroy, Roybridge for a week and my one and only objective for the week was to bag one of my final Munro Tops, Sgor Ban on the Beinn a’ Bheithir horseshoe. My plan was to ascend the front of the peak from West Laroch and come down the fine North Ridge of Sgor Dearg next door. My route ended up nothing like that – I made a total mess of the whole walk and came back completely exhausted!

Sgor Ban from West Laroch
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MacLeod’s Tables, Skye

24 07 2016

Thu 26 May 2016
Still on the Skye club hut meet and I’d by now realised I wasn’t going to get asked to join anyone in any exciting exploits on the Cuillin Ridge. I decided it was time I got on with some of the many hills on the island which I’d been wanting to do for ages but been distracted from by the main ridge. Time for something completely different… MacLeod’s Tables – two grassy but extremely steep table-topped hills in the north-west of the island.

Macleod's Tables
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Beinn Dearg Big and Middle (Red Cuillin)

18 07 2016

Mon 23 May 2016
This was my second day at the Glenbrittle Hut with my club (I’d already accidentally had a day there with someone else’s club!) and I’d been left out of all the walking/scrambling/climbing plans by everyone so had to amuse myself. This route had always appealed to me as it took in two of the Red Cuillin which are famously scree-ridden but took a grassy route for much of the way, especially the ascent/descent – as I hate slithering around on steep scree, that was important to me. Read the rest of this entry »





Bruach na Frithe North Ridge

11 07 2016

Tue 24 May 2016
This was day three of our climbing club’s Glenbrittle Memorial Hut meet and I was starting to learn… Learn to climb better? no… learn to scramble better? nope… I was starting to learn that no-one was going to ask me to accompany them on anything being done by the various members of the club. Time to take a different tack…

Bruach na Frithe North Ridge Profile
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