We recently took a hike up Jock's Road with the intention of doing Talmount and Tom Buidhe - with 200m ascent to go we turned back due to the near white-out conditions and being slightly spooked by the story I had read about 'The loss of five men on Jock' s road'. As the story goes, on January the 1st 1959 5 hikers were travelling south from Braemar down Jocks Road to reach Glen Doll hostel, a distance of only 13.5 miles. One by one they succumb to exposure, 2 of the men made it as far as Jock's shelter which was in a condition of disrepair and would offer little respite from the weather. Davy Glen, a man who at the time knew the area better than any other, led search parties to recover the bodies of the departed and lay them to rest. After which Davy set about building a new shelter which was aptly named 'Davy's Bourach'. This may be seen as a morbid post compared to the usual beautiful summits Munro baggers share, but for me this story acts as a reminder of the inherent risks our discipline encompasses. I had a dram in Davy's Bourach and left some tealights for the next passer-by that may find themselves in need of some shelter and warmth.