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Cioch Mhor 2020

When my alarm went off at 11.15 the last thing I wanted to do was get out of my sleeping bag. Leaving work at 5 on Friday and cycling to Dingwall seemed like a good idea at the time. I mean it was, but stopping for pints in Pitlochry, shots…

In The Shadow of the Sun at Tebay

“As I stepped off the bus, I was struck by such heat that I could barely catch my breath. I felt that the flaming air all around would soon choke me…I knew I wouldn’t get far, but kept going, with great difficulty, lifting…

Clachnaben Hill Race 2016

“You lace is undone James” shouted Steven.   I looked down at my right foot – the b**tard was right. And of course stopping to tie it allowed him nip right by me on the heathery trod up Mount Shade.   As luck would…

Run of the Mill

“Apparently a lady phoned the BBC to warn that a Hurricane was on its way……don’t worry there isn't” Ah yes, we remember it well…….1987 watching the tree bend,bend, then crash onto the hedge. (This…