Monthly Archives: March 2013

The year of the bridges

After almost 60 years the photo isn’t the clearest, but it offers a fascinating glimpse into the past. Like most, I suspect, who have used the metal bridge at Derry Dam in the Cairngorms, beyond being able to read off … Continue reading

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Out in the wild – and extreme dog-walking

On front points of my crampons and daggering the rock-hard neve with my one ice axe there was no finer place on Saturday than on the north flank of the Devil’s Point, enjoying the sting in the tale – the … Continue reading

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Bill Ewen – a Cairngorm inspiration

With a tally of nine new routes to his name, Bill Ewen’s contribution to the climbing heritage of the Cairngorms was certainly not negligible but may not seem at first glance to be that notable. But look harder and you … Continue reading

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