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A rubbish weekend in the Cairngorms

Just back from the hills after taking part in my first Real3Peaks ChallengeĀ litter pick, leaving Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm a cleaner place. What started five years ago as an event clearing up Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis expanded … Continue reading

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Real3Peaks comes to the Cairngorms

I’ve moaned often enough in this blog about rubbish left in bothies, and get just as annoyed seeing it scattered along paths and around the hills. So this year I decided to get involved in the Real3Peaks Challenge, a national … Continue reading

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Bothy Life – countdown

Just a very brief post from a far flung outpost of the Cairngorms where the internet is frustratingly slow. For anyone who hasn’t already heard via Facebook, BBC Scotland will shortly be showing an hour-long documentary about bothies in Scotland. … Continue reading

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Luibeg Bothy pictures

A quick post to let people know I’ve placed some photos of the original Bob Scott’s Bothy – Luibeg Bothy – in the bothies section. And, this time I’ve checked – these are of the original bothy. šŸ™‚ They come … Continue reading

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Photo of the original Bob Scott’s Bothy

Huge red face at cairngormwanderer HQ. This post originally advertised the fact I’d added a photo of the original Bob Scott’s Bothy at Luibeg to the page devoted to the current bothy and its history. However Kenny Freeman, who well … Continue reading

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Check the snowgates

Good news for folk who have to drive over the Glenshee road to get to the Cairngorms. Braemar has installed a camera at the snowgates leading up to Glenshee. It doesn’t let you know what the road is like up … Continue reading

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Garbh Choire update

Haven’t heard officially yet, but I understand that both the Cairngorm Club and the Board of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland have discussed the future of the Garbh Choire Refuge and have both decided that it should be retained and … Continue reading

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