In July 1990 a group from the Braes o’ Fife gathered at Fort William and proceeded to Mallaig, where they caught the ferry to the Isle of Rhum and a memorable week of sunshine and exploration. Plenty new routes were climbed but, great though it was, no-one will remember the trip for the climbing
Shattered Crack and Hangman’s Crack, Buachaille Etive Mor, August 29, 1987 “What are you doing today, Neil?” That was John’s first mistake, for before he knew it he had offered to let me climb with Jim and himself as a threesome. Worse – I said yes. It was an informal meet at Glen Coe: I
It would be a terrible shame to put our hills into some sort of order of merit – just look at the damage the Tables have made - but I often find myself describing a hill as being in the ‘Top Ten’. My only excuse is that I am trying to get the message across that the hill is well worth doing. If it
We arrived at Mallaig Station at 10.30 p.m. to be greeted by Bob Dawes. “Oh, it’s the ladies from the Braes o’ Fife.” No doubt most of the readers are aware that an entry of five women members, Jeannie Black, Kay Fyfe, Ali Hogg, Helen McAinsh and myself, was accepted for the wettest Ultimate
It’s true that no day on the hills – even in the pouring rain – is without its pleasures, but it’s equally true that you tend to forget this when you wake to see low cloud hiding the tops and all the views you’d dreamt of when making plans the night before. So it was as I slowly came to life that
Part 1 The choice of which Munro to keep for last is usually made carefully. Sir Hugh himself was keeping Carn Cloch Mhuillin so that he could take ponies to the top carrying the wherewithal for a banquet. In my case Ben More on Mull almost selected itself. The remaining mainland summits were
The following are some scans of our Meets Book 1978 to 1985! Click for bigger images and a real page-turner!!
Hamish Brown recalls 1973 and the founding of the BOFMC Time doesn’t just fly; it seems to become jet-propelled. BOFMC is surely only a few years old not 30. But I’ve just dug out my log books for that year. It is all recorded. The main impression I get is how very busy and active a year it