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Two days on Ben MacDui

On a clear day you can see forever. Allegedly. Easter Sunday on Ben MacDui didn’t quite provide anything by way of eternity, or even infinity, but a liberal blanketing of dazzling, fresh snow under a blue sky certainly gave breathtaking … Continue reading

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A sense of wonder

There were so many reasons not to be out there this day. On the ground the first big dump of snow of the winter had come, but the inevitable thaw had started already and on the way up Glen Derry … Continue reading

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Winter bivvy – no Goretex!

For all you hardmen who bivvy out in winter: a bivvy site I came across in Derry Woods in the Cairngorms. I can’t say for certain that the red deer who slept here didn’t have bivvy bags, but I think … Continue reading

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On not getting avalanched

Sometimes the days where nothing happens turn out to be the good ones. Walt and I had headed up – again – with the intention of going up Central Chimney, on Creagan a Choire Etchachan, in the Cairngorms. First attempt … Continue reading

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Living on the Edge

  By Neil Reid An account of a winter ascent by Colin McGregor and Neil Reid of Quartzvein Edge in the Cairngorms, in March 2002. I was sure Colin was going to fall. I was so sure that I’d picked … Continue reading

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