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Lochnagar… almost

The great thing about heading for the hills is that even your failures can turn in great days. Last weekend I was bound for Lochnagar, to the Gelder Shiel for the area meeting of the MBA. You’ll all be absolutely … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Sea Kings – a Lochnagar memory

Just been reading a blogpost by Heavy Whalley, a retired legend from the RAF Mountain Rescue, writing a fond farewell to the Sea King helicopters which join him in retirement on December 31. Well worth reading Heavy’s story, but it … Continue reading

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Royal opening at Gelder Shiel – Ernie’s Bothy

This blog has never had any real need for a Royal Correspondent, but I had to appoint myself to the job today for the official opening of the refurbished Gelder Shiel Bothy on the slopes of Lochnagar. Back in May, … Continue reading

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Callater completed

At the start of September the Eastern Highlands MBA crew descended mob handed on a spartan Callater Bothy and brought light and an element of cosiness. Lightwells built from the roof through the ceiling brought light into the formerly gloomy … Continue reading

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Ice cream and nailguns on Lochnagar

That ol’ Cairngorm magic has done its stuff again and another cold bothy has been given the five star treatment. Only it’s not the usual suspects who can claim the credit this time – they (and I count myself in … Continue reading

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Skiing the Black Spout of Lochnagar in 1954

Ashie Brebner is best known as one of the people who built the Slugain Howff in the Cairngorms – the fabled ‘Secret Howff’ of many a hill quest. However he was also almost certainly the first person to ski down … Continue reading

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Glas Allt Shiel page

I’ve just added a new page to the bothies section of the site – for Glas Allt Shiel, a bizarre wee bothy in a picturesque location near the western end of Loch Muick. Recently improved by the addition of a … Continue reading

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