Tag Archives: Corrour Bothy

From failure to magic in the Cairngorms

In the Cairngorms even the failed weekends can turn out to be memorable – and for all the right reasons too. I’d set out from work on Friday, heading up to Bob Scott’s Bothy with the intention of going out to … Continue reading

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Cairngorm National Park recognition for bothies

The skill, hard work and dedication of many Cairngorm bothy volunteers was recognised at the Cairngorms National Park Design Awards this week. Three of the area’s bothies, all renovated since the last design awards in the Park, were nominated. Although … Continue reading

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A good clean-out. Corrour Bothy toilet

I want one of these! It really is a delight getting out to Corrour Bothy – most of the time – but one of these would be just so much fun. It was past time for the annual clear-out at … Continue reading

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A rubbish bothy weekend

Haven’t  moaned about rubbish in bothies for a wee while, so indulge me… Went in to Corrour this weekend to change over the toilet bag, walking in on Saturday morning from Bob Scott’s and arriving just before lunchtime, somewhat moist … Continue reading

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A disgrace – and a challenge to youth groups

Have a look at this picture. That was part of the ‘haul’ of rubbish found at Corrour Bothy recently. Part – not all. Just part. There isn’t usually this much rubbish, but this was exceptional in more ways than just … Continue reading

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The five Cairngorm four-thousanders

What a day! From the wind-battered, closed-in isolation of the morning to the wide open afternoon with its views right out to the horizon and the cool, blue-sky evening cradled between the mountains, it was quality mountain day all the … 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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