Two weeks ago I travelled to Lochgoilhead to walk to the 779m Corbett summit of Beinn Bheula.
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Two weeks ago I went for a short walk in the Pentland Hills, near where I live in Edinburgh. I walked up Hare Hill to look for the remains of a German Junkers Ju-88 bomber that crashed here during a raid on Edinburgh during World War Two in 1943. All four crew were killed in… Read more »
Yesterday I went for a long trip (about 36km round-trip) along the length of Glen Feshie in the Cairngorms. From Tolvah I cycled along the good tarmac road to Carnachuin (great views of Carn Ban Mor and Coire Garbhlach), crossed a bridge over the river Feshie (which looks like it might fall down very soon),… Read more »
Last weekend Lesley and I went to Strathpeffer in Easter Ross, staying at the Ben Wyvis Hotel (which I can’t really recommend; it’s large, spooky, very old-fashioned and reminds me of the hotel in The Shining). You can see Ben Wyvis from the hotel, but the view from our room was of another wall of… Read more »
I spent last weekend walking in Glen Shiel and did 4 Munro summits; Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Carn Ghlusaid on the Saturday and Creag a’Mhaim and Druim Shionnach on the Sunday. The latter are at the eastern end of the South Glen Shiel ridge which I walked on previously in 1996, but inexplicably I missed… Read more »
On Saturday last weekend I walked to the 841m summit of Ben Vrackie near Pitlochry. It was a perfect winter day for hillwaking with still air and crisp clear skies. The temperature was -6C at my car as I started the walk, and there was snow all the way, deepening considerably as I got higher… Read more »
I’ve just finished reading two interesting books about the modern Internet and where it’s going. They are: ‘The Long Tail: How Endless Choice Is Creating Unlimited Demand’ by Chris Anderson ‘Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything’ by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
I believe that words are very important as labels, especially in technical fields. A terminology with commonly agreed definitions enhances communication and understanding in what can be a complicated area.
In the last week I’ve come across two unusual and interesting items on the web in terms of glaciers in perhaps unexpected places.
Yesterday I had a great day walking in Lochaber. I was walking in the hills west of Loch Lochy, just north of Fort William. Totally blue skies, light winds, almost no snowpatches and ground frozen firmly made for very good walking conditions. It was very cold though – my car thermometer was reading -7 degrees… Read more »