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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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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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Bob Scott’s – the bothy and the man

Despite being one of the most popular bothies in the Cairngorms, many of the people stopping in by Bob Scott’s Bothy seem to know little of its history – or of the man whose name it bears. So I’ve finally … Continue reading

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Curtains for the Hutchie

The Hutchison Hut is finished. The cold hole of legend is gone, replaced with a warm and cosy hut which is dry and easy to heat and keep warm, where a night after a day’s climbing or walking can be … Continue reading

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Hutchison renovation Pt 2

When we started to plan the renovation of the Hutchison Hut we hoped people would start to think better of what had been a legendarily cold doss. But little did we think its charms would be broadcast to the nation! … Continue reading

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Support for the Garbh Choire Refuge

There was good news and not so good news this week for those who support the renovation of the Garbh Choire Refuge. The good news is that the Scottish Mountaineering Club is in favour of saving the refuge. Andy Nisbet, … Continue reading

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Refuting the case for destruction of Garbh Choire Refuge

I received a rather longer than usual response to the Garbh Choire Refuge page from George Allan, a member of the North East Mountain Trust. Rather cheekily, he includes a case for removing the refuge, presumably mistaking this for an impartial … Continue reading

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