Wednesday, July 11, 2012


To the Islands
Slioch Summit, looking North West to Loch Maree, the Trotternish Peninsula of Skye, Harris & Lewis.

The Spear..

Monday, January 16, 2012

Winter walks

Two walks into the New Year. An Angus Corbett and an Aberdeenshire Marilyn plus some new gear tested. More soon when my new PC is up and running..

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bailies of Bennachie

Bailies of Bennachie Calendar 2012
Bailies of Bennachie 2012 Calendar.
Get yours now - The Bailies of Bennachie 2012 Calendar..

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Teaching in Nature

Winter Shadows
Winter Shadows - Muir of Dinnet.
SNH Commissioned Report 476: Teaching in nature
"SNH has a remit for people's enjoyment and understanding of the natural heritage as well as the care of it. The potential for the educational use of National Nature Reserves (NNRs) (and similar 'wild' places for nature) is not well understood. This research was designed to enable practicing teachers from primary and secondary schools to collaboratively explore how National Nature Reserves could be used to provide for learning across a range of subject areas. This work was conducted within the context of the new national curriculum initiative in Scotland, Curriculum for Excellence."

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Devils and Angels

Sentinels II
The Devil's Point guards the entrance to the Lairig Ghru. Cairn Toul is behind and to the right.

The Devil's Point, Cairn Toul and Sgor an Lochain Uaine (The Angel's Peak) from the Linn of Dee.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Devil is in the details

More information on my latest walk..

It was pointed out that my GPS elevation graphs look very smooth. I think that's down to two factors. Firstly, the distance (38km) is helping to smooth them out. Secondly, the graphs in the last post were using the elevation data from the map, rather than my GPS unit. In the screenshot above, I've posted both graphs.

Just for fun, I've also included the graph for speed. It clearly shows the use of the bike at the start and end of the walk. The speed also increases and decreases (as you would expect) with the ascents and descents. Breaks and photo stops are also visible on the speed graph.

The spike at 15km incidentally is the point at which after cacheing our packs for the ascent of The Devil's Point, I had to run back down to get the forgotten tripod. Oops!