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#253 – Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui, and the Cairngorm Tragedy of 1971

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Most of my Cairngorm visits over the years have been to the ski slopes, though on one occasion I did do a trip away from the ski … Continue reading

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#227 – Coire Mhic Fhearchair and the Beinn Eighe air-crash, 1951

(Some images will zoom – Left click to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Our Scottish trip had got off to a great start with bright sun and settled conditions most of the time, especially on Skye … Continue reading

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#217 – The Carneddau and Llyn Llyffant

Since moving to North Wales five years ago, I’ve become a big fan of the mountains of the Carneddau, and I’m still having fun exploring hidden corners where I haven’t been yet.   One place on my ‘to do’ list … Continue reading

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#212 – Bleaklow from Snake Pass

I’m not saying that I’ve turned into a ‘fair weather walker’, but It’s good to be able to pick and choose hill days according to the conditions.    It doesn’t always work that way though – I had to taxi … Continue reading

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#193 – The Spine Race 2016, as seen from Gregs Hut

The Spine Race – 268 miles on the Pennine Hills – In winter! Every January for the past five years, a hardy bunch of ultra-athletes have set off from Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District with the intention of racing … Continue reading

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#192 – Here we go again – The Spine Race 2016

It’s that time of year again – the Montane Spine Race started on Saturday 9th January on a cold misty day in Edale.   The racers have one thing in mind, and that is running the length of the Pennine Way … Continue reading

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#190 – Stormy day in Radnorshire, Mid-Wales

After a month of not getting out on the hills and mountains, something had to be done!    A trip down to friends in Mid-Wales opened up the chance of a hill day, and ambitious plans were made involving either … Continue reading

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#171 – Visiting the neighbours – Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation

Each spring, my mountain rescue team (North East Wales Search And Rescue) go on-call for an evening and night looking after our neighbouring area, while the resident team (Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation) have their annual dinner dance – it’s … Continue reading

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#156 – Y Garn and Foel Goch in the Glyderau

After my recent Carneddau trip (see post #155) I had checked the map and realised that I had passed close to several aircraft crash sites on the route – most of these date back to WW2, when training flights sometimes … Continue reading

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#147 – Ring out the old … 2013 hill memories

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s good to look back in pictures at another year in the hills, so here are some of my best memories of the old year.  Best wishes to all my readers, and here’s wishing … Continue reading

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