Jeans Hut Ghost of the past. pen and wash sketch

Jeans Hut Ghost of the past. pen and wash sketch

Great tribute and sketch Malcolm

Thank you for that Dennis, I think we do need to remember things, so many things I knew associated with the hills have either gone or have changed and not always for the better, I think we are in danger of loosing the true sence of the wilderness experience if we are not carefull in some places there seems to be more signs than on motorways, what happened to learning to read a map and compass, that's my little moan over.

Lovely pen and wash tribute Malcolm, sad story.

Thank you Carole, yes always sad when someone did not come back off a hill.

A fine tribute Malcolm and so well expressed with your pen & wash sketch. I remember my father teaching me to read a map when I was about eleven.....don't ask me why but it's a skill I've remembered and has come in handy when I've been out and about.

Thanks Fiona for that lovley comment, like your Father I started teaching my daughter map and compass at a very young age and her first trip on the hills was in a very basic papoose carrier just alliminium tubing and a canvas bucket seat, I put polystyrene pipe insulation around the tube as padding to protect her face, not like the very fancy but very good ones they have now.

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There may be among our older painters who are mountain walkers those who remember Jeans Hut in the Cairngorms. It was a refuge that stood in Coire an Lochan and I kept warm in it a few times having a rest and brew. It was demolished by the Ranger service in 84/85 after a fatal accident when 3 university students died trying to find the hut in a blizzard. So this is my little tribute to all mountain walkers who enjoyed the Scottish winters and Jeans Hut.

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Malcolm Buckley

I have always loved the outdoors and have climbed and walked in various places in the world, after giving numerous slide shows and talks about my trips to raise money for charity, i realised the slides and photos did not do what i saw justice, so I decided to start trying to paint. I am self taught…

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