Monthly Archives: August 2012

Great Scottish Hills

When I get back I have a date with this superb mountain An Teallach which  a good freind has left for his last Munro’s. Brent will chose a good day before the winter to savour this majestic mountain. The complete traverse in including all the … Continue reading

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Eric Beard an incredible Mountain Man.

I was at Glenmore Lodge and saw the old certificate  of Eric Beard (1931-69), simply ‘Beardie’ to thousands of climbers, hill-walkers,skiers and children, was killed in a motor accident on 16 November 1969. Partly, he will be remembered for his amazing feats of … Continue reading

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Everest – a bit more. Boardman Tasker two great men.

Yesterday I mentioned the Help For Heroes Expedition to Everest and that it was decided to call it off due the dangers involved, especially for the Support Team, the Sherpas and guides, it was a very bold decision and the … Continue reading

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Everest – Harry’s Heroes

    Watched the programme on Everest last night, very brave young men attempting Everest after being severely injured in the war in Afghanistan. What a price they have paid in a terrible war  so well and to try and climb Everest was … Continue reading

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Fiva – An Adventure that went wrong! A great read.

I have just read this book Fiva it is an epic tale of climbing in Norway by two young men,twin brothers. It is an incredible tale of climbing n the early days by two fearless young men. I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Olympic Rowers – in Henley and a celebration of their success.

Yesterday I managed to get to the Town Hall in Henley where the Olympic Rowers and coaches were having a celebration of their fantastic achievements in the London Olympics. We were even luckier to have a ticket for entrance to the celebration in the Town … Continue reading

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Never take all that space for granted.

SuilivenWhat a change to my lifestyle to be down South visiting and just listened to the Out Of Doors programme on the BBC radio, homesick already but having great fun with Lexi an incredibly happy 2-year-old. She is so full of energy … Continue reading

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Down South – crazy roads and memories.

It was a long drive down South to Henley – the motorways were so busy especially the M6 &  M5,  I usually drive at night but this was the daytime and scary! I suppose a Bank Holiday starts this weekend … Continue reading

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Heading South for a wee while!

Off doing some family stuff down South so long drive tomorrow! Away for a wee while but the blogs will still hopefully still get done.   I am not looking forward to the drive, busy roads and mad driving but … Continue reading

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Anson Crash on Mac Dui – Thanks for the comments. Great bits of kit,for the hill – part 1 –

Thanks for all the comments on wee piece on Ben MacDui on the Anson Crash 70 the Anniversary on yesterdays blog. The BBC News put it on the World news loop and in Scotland and BBC Breakfast TV as well … Continue reading

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