Tag Archives: Coire Etchachan

‘Extreme’ bothy maintenance

Just back from a wee trip to the Hutchison Memorial Hut with Neil Findlay for some ‘extreme bothy maintenance’. Neil and Walt had gone out a couple of weekend back to fix the door handle, only to find once they … Continue reading

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The Hutchie in winter – a great wee video

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, … Continue reading

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The Hutchie – and Hutch

I’ve added a couple of new pages to the Cairngorm Bothies section of the website: one about the newly renovated Hutchison Memorial Hut and the other about the man in whose memory the hut was built – Dr Arthur Gilbertson … 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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Hutchison Hut renovation begins

The long-awaited renovation of the Hutchison Hut in Coire Etchachan finally began to take shape on the ground on September 1, 2012. It’s been talked about for several years now and considerable work had already been done in discussions, talks … Continue reading

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Bluesky day on Beinn Mheadhoin

Sometimes it feels this blog is becoming a single issue affair, with the proportion of posts about the Garbh Choire. But I do now and then get out and about, and a recent trip up Glen Derry led to a … Continue reading

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