Monthly Archives: June 2012

Primrose Bay – Hopeman – Still very wet but great between the showers and thunder!

  Stephen was over from Fortwilliam trying to get away from the midges and the rain. He hope the sunny East would be great, he arrived in a thunder and lightning storm and when it cleared we went down to … Continue reading

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Rock climbing this summer – maybe when the sun comes out?

        Edward Whympers words are still worth remembering today: “Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime.  Do nothing in … Continue reading

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Memories of dry rock or is it just a dream? Squareface a Cairngorm Classic.

As usual I had some plans for this summer, then it rained and rained, just to get into some of the remoter cliffs,take time and climb some classics before I get too old.  Climbs like the incredible Squareface a 90 … Continue reading

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Skye Sculpture at Sligachan for Mackenzie and Collie pioneers of the Skye mountains.

Skye is such a Mecca for the mountaineer and I try to get over a few times every year, I was very pleased a few years ago to read that a sculpture is being built over looking the Skye Ridge … Continue reading

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Celtman a few more comments and the wild flowers are out.

After I spent the morning sorting out my kit from the weekend and taking it easy just recovering from the long day out. I wonder how all the competitors felt. This is normally a great time of year to be … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the Celtman Triathlon at Torridon.

This is taken form a friends Blog at Nineonesix Blog “Alarm at 0300 as I had an early start to head across Loch Shieldaig in The Seaflower to pipe the competitors off on their swim at 0500.  My own feelings were high … Continue reading

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Incredible efforts by all on the Celtman at Torridon

I have been very priveldged in my time to meet so many good people but yesterday even for me was an incredible even the Celtman. Ryan one of the Torridon Mountain Rescue Tea completed his first iron man after 4 … Continue reading

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All the best to everyone in the Celtman Triathlon at Torridon especially number 44!

Off early to help with Celtman at Torridon, getting a lift to Torridon with Ned Kelly and Brent Craig. We are all helping Torridon Mountain Rescue with the mountain stage on Beinn Eighe, please let there be no midges or … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama – visits Scotland

The Dalai Lama visits Scotland this week and there seem a bit of embarrassment by some members  of the government. To me this here is a man who has lost his country and his people are under the rule of the Chinese. … Continue reading

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Celtman Triathlon – Torridon this Saturday 23 June!

    This weekend myself Ned and Brent are helping Torridon Mountain Rescue with the Celtman assisting in the safety cover. We will be there most of Saturday and are praying for good weather. It is centred around the stunning Torridon mountains … Continue reading

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