Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bygone Cairngorm bothy photos

I’ve been sitting on some of these photos for a while now, mostly sent in by George Adams and Colin Campbell, always waiting for the context to use them. Then one of the comments after Ashie Brebner’s skiing article remarked … Continue reading

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Skiing the Black Spout of Lochnagar in 1954

Ashie Brebner is best known as one of the people who built the Slugain Howff in the Cairngorms – the fabled ‘Secret Howff’ of many a hill quest. However he was also almost certainly the first person to ski down … Continue reading

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Cairngorm skiing – the traditional way

This winter, as in a number of winters before, I’ve toyed with the idea of getting skis again. Not to go back to the crowded slopes of Glenshee and Cairngorm which I went to as a teenager, way back in … Continue reading

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Access problems at Linn of Dee

ACCESS NOW CLEAR. The following news is from the Cairngorms National Park website, and is being updated as more news comes in. Mar Lodge estate Update: 09/01/15 TEMPORARY  ROAD  CLOSURE  AT  LINN OF DEE The gale force winds experienced over … Continue reading

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The Mountain – on the Beeb … and Mar Lodge – on the web

This blog tends to concentrate on the more genteel parts of the Cairngorms, but a new BBC Scotland series perhaps merits a quick visit to the fleshpots of Cairngorm. The Mountain is a six-part documentary series about the Cairngorm ski … Continue reading

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