Tag Archives: Devil’s Point

Covid Dreams 9: The gap in the curtain

Looking at this I can still feel the snell wind that blew that day, and would wish myself back there, looking up Glen Dee from the illusory shelter of the hilltop outcrops on Carn Fiaclach. It wasn’t a promising day. … Continue reading

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Walking through the (ice) ages

How far did the Devil’s Point stretch? It’s an odd question, but one that occurred to me one day as I sat on the side of Ben MacDui looking across Glen Dee at the rocky face of Bod an Deamhain, … Continue reading

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Looking after the bothies. Why bother?

Sometimes you really do wonder just why you bother. Up at Corrour Bothy again, the plan was for Neil Findlay and I to replace a broken toilet seat and do a quick repair to the stove, then I would head … 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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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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