Monday 26 November 2007

Oh we know how to have a good time!

A lot of people ask what on earth we find to do up here stuck out in the back and beyond. The truth is there's a wealth of events to chose from. We've recently been to two concerts. This one on Friday evening was particularly enjoyable. Tim Kliphuis at the Ceilidh Place, a popular venue in the highlands for a variety of musical events. The Ceilidh Place featured recently in a programme by BBC Scotland on BBC 2 "MacMusical" A documentary about the creation of a musical to celebrate the 2007 year of the Highlands.
At the beginning of the month we went to an illustrated lecture given by Doug Scott. The first Briton to climb Mt. Everest. He now runs a charity he set up C.A.N to help ensure regular wages for the Sherpas and porters of Nepal for the work and commitment they put in on mountain expeditions. He combines this with a travel company C.A.T specialising in trekking and climbing in the Himalaya. An enjoyable and interesting evening. He recalled the most terrifying experiences hanging off the edges of mountains, breaking bones and frost bite. I'll just stick to hill walking I think!

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