Mt Matthews – make haste slowly

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As we climbed up to Mt Matthews’ South Saddle, I found myself thinking of Aesop’s fable The Hare and the Tortoise.  ‘Slow and steady; slow and steady’.   I did my best to keep an even—but what seemed like sedate—pace.  It was a change to how I would normally climb a hill with just a day … Read more

A Bonnie Wee Walk Abune Matthew’s Brae

What you need to ken… There was a Scotsman, an English Lass and a Kiwi – probably the only time in history that a Burn’s supper celebration has had such a composition! For those of you who are not familiar with the traditions of Burn’s celebrations, I’ll give you a rundown. The 25th January is … Read more

Madness and Bananagrams on Mt Matthews

See more pictures from Sarah.  Andrei’s report of Saturday: An important takeaway was quickly realised – my venerable Mazda Millenia sedan, which was the surrogate club van for the weekend, can only hold four backpacks.  Three in the boot and one in the middle of the back seat.  Just as well we had a late … Read more