Cranstackie and the wreck of a Second World War Mosquito

Posted by & filed under Military/Aircraft, Mountains & hills, September 26 2012.

Three weeks ago whilst staying for a week in nearby Kinlochbervie, I climbed the 801m Corbett summit of Cranstackie in Sutherland. Cranstackie (along with its neighbouring Corbett summit of Beinn Spionnaidh) is the most northerly mountain (if you count a mountain as being above the Corbett height of 762m) in the British Isles, and Sutherland… Read more »

Clachnaben and two aircraft wreck sites

Posted by & filed under Military/Aircraft, Mountains & hills, March 1 2012.

Last week I travelled to Aberdeenshire and walked to the 589m summit of Clachnaben from Glen Dye. Despite being a relatively small hill, Clachnaben is very distinctive in having an unusual and large granite tor on the summit. The weather conditions on this walk were quite unusual with not a trace of snow for many… Read more »

Avalanche and navigation awareness course

Posted by & filed under Military/Aircraft, Mountains & hills, January 24 2012.

Yesterday I went on a short 1-day winter skills course at Glenmore Lodge. The course was an avalanche and navigation awareness course. There were a couple of classroom lectures about about planning winter routes in the mountains and about avalanches in general. The bulk of the day however was spent in a small group on… Read more »

The map is not the territory

Posted by & filed under Books, IT & the Internet, Military/Aircraft, Mountains & hills, Science, January 19 2012.

1. The divide in the discipline of Geography Geography is a somewhat schizophrenic discipline. Is it a ‘social’ science or is it a ‘hard’ science? The two aspects of the discipline have been in conflict since the ‘quantitative revolution‘ of the 1950s and 1960s within Geography, and the ‘hard’ science of Geography is represented in… Read more »