Category Archives: Climbing

Fontainebleau 2016 – trip highlights from a five time Font SHAG’er

I touched down at Charles de Gaulle and made my way swiftly out of arrivals. The rest of the SHAG group had landed about an hour beforehand and I didn’t want to keep them waiting longer than necessary – we … Continue reading

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North by North West

If you are a munro-bagger, the far north of Scotland is a place renowned for being the inconvenient location of the two most northerly munros  – Ben Hope and Ben Klibreck. However, if you are a normal human being with … Continue reading

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Yet another tick-list…

It seems as though I can’t escape them.  Tick-lists.  No, no I don’t mean a list of my favourite biting insects but something almost as irritating as those blood-sucking varmints. I’ve previously blogged about my struggle to complete the round … Continue reading

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Turahalli bouldering

For work, I tend to travel a fair bit during the summer and it seemed like a good idea to try and do a bit of climbing in those places. Surely, a pair of climbing shoes and a chalk bag … Continue reading

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland – Club Membership.

At our AGM last week it was announced that the Scottish Hillwalkers Meetup group has become an affiliated club with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. This has given us as a club access to some very exciting and useful services … Continue reading

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Fontainebleau, day 2: Diplodocus at Trois Pignons

We decided the night before what our venue would be today. I was particularly looking forward to it, as it was my choice – Diplodocus at trios pignons.  We had a cobbled together breakfast, as the boulangerie was shut due … Continue reading

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Fontainebleau, day 1

After six months of eager anticipation, and wondering just how well my knee which was operated on 5 months earlier would hold up, we met in the greasy “restaurant” at Glasgow airport and stuffed our faces on stereotypical Scottish “health … Continue reading

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