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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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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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Anticipation v realisation: the bothy book

One of the more anticipated new books this summer was the Cicerone guide The Book of the Bothy, by Phoebe Smith. As soon as it was announced the old guard bothy ‘guardians’ were up in arms: not only was this … Continue reading

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‘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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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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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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