Category Archives: People

Covid Dreams 16: Vertical pleasures

Another dip into the past, going back to 1996, when Colin McGregor and I climbed Squareface, the classic V Diff route in the Garbh Choire of Beinn a Bhuird. The angle is deceptive here – it’s always hard to capture … Continue reading

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Covid Dreams 12: The A Team

After a few landscape photos, a nice cheery one of my mates. These guys are the A Team – some of it anyway – the core of the Eastern area of the MBA and the Friends of Bob Scott’s, who … Continue reading

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Covid Dreams 2: The chairs

It’s never been just about the hills. It’s also about the people: the sharing, the craic, the daft ploys and laughs. We were heading in to Corrour Bothy to do some work and taking in a couple of replacement chairs, … Continue reading

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Adam Watson: an appreciation

                                      I doubt if there has ever been such an expert on and advocate for the Cairngorms. Certainly there have been plenty … Continue reading

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Bridging the Dee at Corrour

Some time ago I wrote of the bridge-building activity in 1959, when several footbridges were constructed to replace existing structures past their best. Malcolm Douglas, the first Nature Conservancy Council warden on the Mar side of the Cairngorms, told how … Continue reading

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Historic Corrour Bothy images

Some images from the original Corrour Bothy work party appeared recently on Facebook, courtesy of Alasdair Ewan, grandson of Bill Ewen, who took them in 1950, when the Cairngorm Club rescued the building from collapse. I wrote about Bill Ewen … Continue reading

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What we did on our weekends

Between work, the MBA and Bob Scott’s there are altogether too many meetings in my life and they tend not to feature on this blog – for good reason. But a recent meeting of the Bob Scott’s Bothy Association highlighted … Continue reading

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