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Hillwalking in the 1980’s – My First Mountain, Great Gable and Wasdale, no gear and no idea!

Everyone remembers their first mountain, mine was 32 years ago when my mate Alan suggested we drive up to a place called Wasdale in the Lake District. We were staying at my late Grandads bungalow near Blackpool, Alan’s parents were … Continue reading

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Two Men Alone on a Mountain (only one does Twitter) – The Curious Tale of Sgurr Na Stri

Scotland Trip Day 4, Saturday night and one full day left in the Highlands. Driving back from the day’s fun on Waterstein & Neist we agreed it was crucial that once back at the guest house I immediately hooked up … Continue reading

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Classic Scafell Pike Circuit from Seathwaite via a pint at Wasdale Head

Thirty years ago after driving to Wasdale Head I clambered up a hill called Great Gable, it was my first ever mountain. Later it was Yewbarrow then Pillar & Steeple, all done from Wasdale. Eventually I discovered there were other … Continue reading

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Sheena’s Tea Hut and the Sandaig Islands – NW Highlands Trip Day 2

A fascinating afternoon visit to two remote locations near the original Skye Ferry. Day 2 (updated) – overnight the storm arrived with rain and wind loudly thumping on the guesthouse windows. Waking up tired from Thursdays Slioch walk I quickly checked a … Continue reading

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