Tag Archives: Garbh Choire Mhor

The last snow in Scotland

You’d think, having just passed the age of 60, I’d have a bit more sense. But no, here I was in the dripping jaws of a Cairngorm gully, boots scraping on grit, slithering on moss, chilled fingers testing protruding rocks … 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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Cairn Toul – straight up

Haven’t been up to much recently, so I’ll use it as an excuse to tell you about a favourite wee route up a big hill. There’s no reason to avoid the ‘voie normale’ up Cairn Toul, up the back of … Continue reading

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Garbh Choire memories

Talking about the Garbh Choire Refuge the other day brought to mind other days in the Cairngorms’ most impressive choire complex. Depending on how you count them, there are maybe five or six choires in the great cirque between Braeriach … Continue reading

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