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Guest post from WayOutside: Virtual Tyndrum 24: 1-8th August

Stacey and Max at WayOutside have adapted their Tyndrum 24 event for social distancing, offer feet and wheels options and spread it over a week to give you more options. So if you must run in the dark, you can!

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Posted in Carnethies, Hill Running, Mountains, Outdoor first-aid

Beinn a’ Ghlo: back to the hills

Carn nan Gobhar

While it was possible to return to the Scottish hills for paid work a few days earlier, the 3rd of July saw the lifting of the five-mile travel restriction in Scotland. Although this gave me a lot of scope in

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Posted in Mountain Training, Mountains, Pathwork, Scotland

Craig SYHA interior with Geezer at the table

Here is a shot of Geezer in front of the knotwork that was painted in the main dining and social area of the bothy at Craig. From having a look at the bothy report from MBA, the mural appears to

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Posted in Bothies, Mountains, Torridon

Halting the damage: Cross-drain somewhere in Torridon

Pathwork often had two interlinked aims. Stop the path becoming a burn (stream) when it rained hard Prevent erosion and widening of the path These aims were usually meet with a variety of digging of ditches and waterbars to intercept

Posted in Mountains, Pathwork, Torridon

Craig Bothy when it was still a SYHA hostel

Here is a view of Craig bothy in 1996. You can see the red triangle marking this as a SYHA hostel, as it was at this point in time. The hostel closed in 2003 and was taken on by the

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Posted in Bothies, Mountains, Scotland

View to Upper Loch Torridon

A grand westward view from one of the lower hills across the glen from Liathach. I was walking along the high ground back towards our base at Torridon YHA after work and was treated to this fine view and interesting

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Posted in Mountains, Scotland

Looking back from Broadford

This is a wee snap I took from Broadford on Skye in 1996 on my way down the road after a couple of days in the Cullins, based out of Glenbrittle Campsite, with Mike. I’d stopped off in Broadford, where

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Posted in Birding, Mountains

A few posts inspired by scanning some old printed photos

I’ve really enjoyed posts by Heavy Whalley (link to his blog) and Ken Crockett that have featured their photos from the days before digital and cameras still weighed a lot. They both use scanned photos to enhance their Twitter feeds

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Posted in Mountains, Scotland

Forfar botanists commemorated by plants and in stone

Continuing the novel things I found while meandering in Angus a wee while back, we came across an amazing garden while is a tribute to a number of ‘lads o’pairts’ from the Forfar are who went on to make significant individual

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Posted in Mountains, Scotland, Trips

Creag Meagaidh – long walk in

Hills

Creag Meagaidh is a great swathe of cliffs and deep corries when seen from the A86. However, I had the chance to go in from the Braeroy side this week. This approach gives a rather different aspect to the massif

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Posted in Mountain Training, Mountains, Scotland
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