“HORE ZDAR!!” (a Christmas cracker)

    Would you book a winter mountaineering course twelve days before Christmas ? Nah !  Shortest days, weather probably naff,  often no snow anyway. And so it was, that on one of the finest winter days in recent years, and after a cool minus 6 or so at the… Continue reading

FORCAN na zdravi – Scotland

  “A well-engineered stalkers path leads upwards to the bealach………” I used to ask Angela Ryan whether she had met the “well-engineered stoker”  and if she approved…….  ANYWAY, putting that to one side, Ralph Storer’s stock phrase is particularly true at the bottom of Glen Shiel, where a pony trail… Continue reading

Munros Misty and Mellow

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”…… the literati will recall the first line of Keats’ Ode to Autumn; and so as we had passed the equinox, off we went on the last weekend in September for our first autumn trip. Mellow and misty it was. (Fruity I dunno.) Beinn a’… Continue reading