The Hutchie in winter – a great wee video

Hutchison Memorial Hut, Coire Etchachan, Cairngorms

The Hutchison Hut in summer. Read on for the winter version

The sun’s been out all day here in Fife, and probably up the road in the Cairngorms too.

So what’s more appropriate than to share a cold snowy video clip with you.

A great wee five-minute snippet of bothy life, using the Hutchison Memorial Hut in Coire Etchachan, it succeeds where many other attempts have failed in giving a picture of what it’s like: stove on, cooking up dinner, some chat and stories.

The warmth inside is emphasised by the pictures from inside the porch and from outside the window, and the whole context is portrayed by scenes the following morning of walkers heading up the snow-covered path to Loch Etchachan, trudging upward, falling through holes, and showing the scale of the Hutchie’s peerless mountain setting.

Great work in just five minutes from Shaman Video and I understand it’s just a teaser for a longer film, which I’d love to see.

In the meantime, the guys at Shaman have been kind enough to let me share this on the blog so, if you haven’t already skipped ahead and keeked, sit back, pretend the sun’s not shining out there, and coorie in to the stove in one of the best bothies in the Cairngorms.

Bothy Tales – Hutchisons, by Shaman Video




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3 Responses to The Hutchie in winter – a great wee video

  1. pete cunningham says:

    Hmmmmm. Is it me??When I click the link – it shows a blank page! xxpc

  2. Calum Munro says:

    A brilliant wee video. My daughter and I skied into the hut from Cairngorm in March in perfect weather and enjoyed the bothy all to ourselves. It was in excellent condition apart from some clarty folk who had dropped their excrement almost on the doorstep! Thank you to the hard working folk from the MBA who maintain these great shelters.
    Calum Munro, Inverness

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