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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Rossett Pike via Rossett Gill Direct

19 10 2016

Tue 27 Sep 2016
Another trip to get one of Richard’s remaining Wainwrights – he just has 4 left now… As is usual, halfway through the walk we split up as I wanted to do Rossett Gill proper. After hearing so many ‘horror stories’ about it, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Read the rest of this entry »

Sgurr Dubh & a String of Disasters

9 10 2016

Wed 5 Oct 2016
This is the follow up to my previously wasted 1000 mile trip (well, would have been wasted if I hadn’t managed to do Ben y Vrackie on the return). From start to finish it pretty much went wrong but it was still a great day out and a superb route to this particular Munro Top. Read the rest of this entry »

Robinson via the North-East AND North Ridges

19 09 2016

Sun 11 Sep 2016
After a peaceful week of walking in the easy Ireby/Uldale areas of NW Cumbria, I thought it was time for a more exciting day. I think I’ve been avoiding the proper mountains of late as I’m having a lot of trouble getting up them due to chest problems. The latest diagnosis is suggesting COPD!😮😦 Read the rest of this entry »

Ben Nevis Ledge Route & CMD

3 09 2016

Mon 4 July 2016
This was another day out organised with Steve Fallon, although he wasn’t doing the guiding this time…

At the start of the year, feeling a bit of a daredevil, I booked up with Steve Fallon to do several ambitious scrambling routes in the Scottish mountains. The first was my Forcan Ridge trip in June – this was the second and there is one more to come.

Ledge Route
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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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