Tag Archives: Derry Cairngorm

Walk out in the rain

I love the photo at the head of this post. It was one of several I put in a Facebook album and it was the one that got all the likes. Now the camera it was taken on was nothing … Continue reading

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Winter is gone… Long live winter!

Glorious! Absolutely glorious. Just when you reach that stage when the bite’s gone from winter but it won’t quite let go and allow spring to move up the hill, along comes a weekend like this: two absolutely classic winter mountaineering … Continue reading

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Spring at last in the Cairngorms

There may still be great quantities of snow in the hills, but last weekend was my first day of spring all the same. I’d just spent the week at my day job putting out press releases urging people to take … Continue reading

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Two gullies, two Munros, two white-outs = great weekend.

What a cracking weekend! Just got back from the Cairngorms and two cracking climbing days. Friday night was a slithery cycle into Bob Scott’s with panniers full of coal, only to find the place empty, but a good book passed … 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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Off the path

It’s nice to indulge in a whim now and then. Most times I go out on a walk I pretty much know where I’m going before I start, but now and then it’s good just to forget about route-planning and … Continue reading

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A future for the forest

A good article appeared in The Scotsman last week (which is a story in itself!) based on an interview with the new property manager at Mar Lodge Estate, the core of the Cairngorms National Park. The meat of the piece … Continue reading

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