Monthly Archives: March 2011

Who was Roger?

  A question of names Forming a link between Glen Lui and Glen Quoich in the Cairngorms, there’s a pass and lochan called on the map Clais Fhearnaig. It makes a pleasant wander for those who prefer to be among … Continue reading

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A new stove for Bob Scott’s Bothy

After more than a year of fundraising and delays in the work getting done due to the depth of snow on the track, the new stove has finally been installed at Bob Scott’s Bothy. A day and a half of … Continue reading

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Winter bivvy – no Goretex!

For all you hardmen who bivvy out in winter: a bivvy site I came across in Derry Woods in the Cairngorms. I can’t say for certain that the red deer who slept here didn’t have bivvy bags, but I think … Continue reading

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Fords of Avon Refuge to be refurbished

Nice to hear news confirming that the Fords of Avon Refuge refurbishment has been given the planning go-ahead by the National Park Authority. The Fords of Avon Refuge – or bothy as many refer to it – is a well-known … Continue reading

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Lost in the dark

I was definitely lost. Pitch dark, low cloud, didn’t even know what hill I was on – just that it was full of peat hags and wasn’t too dry in the spaces in between, either. And the only thing keeping … Continue reading

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