Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sherpas attack climbers on Everest – what’s really going on?

A great account of the problems on Everest this week see link below. Follow this link by a world class climber. My opinion for how much it is worth is that in all  my years and 5 trips to the … Continue reading

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Spitfire crash – near Meall an t-Suidhe is the hill alongside Ben Nevis

Flying Officer John Donald McDonell age 21 from Royal Canadian Air Force was flying for the RAF based at RAF Fraserburgh when flying over Fort William developed engine problems and due to low cloud crashed into Meall an t-Suidhe is … Continue reading

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Cry Argentina. All are welcome. Thursday 2 May, 6pm at Waterstones Eastgate Centre, Inverness

IAN SYKES is a climber and mountaineer who is the founder of Nevis Range Ski Centre and co-founder of Nevisport.  See yesterdays Blog! Ian is giving a free talk about the background to his novel, Cry Argentina. All are welcome. … Continue reading

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More on South Georgia – Dave Nichols RIP – Mad Ratters Tea Party Helicopters: like flying on Harry Potters broomstick…but with a little plastic windscreen.

Whilst doing some research on South Georgia I found out the Dave Nichols had died in 2006. Dave was a Marine and a world-famous mountaineer he ended up a Brigadier, he climbed with John Barry and is well mentioned in … Continue reading

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Ian Spike Sykes – Cry Argentina – South Georgia and the Falklands

I was looking through the new books on line and noticed that a good friend Ian ” Spike” Sykes had a book published. It is called: Cry Argentina – Saving South Georgia The Terrifying Prelude to the Falklands War.  Ian … Continue reading

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Lockerbie Wreckage on its way back to Scotland. Will the truth ever be found who was really responsible for it?

The BBC website had a piece on Lockerbie yesterday that the wreckage from the crash has been moved from Farnorough back to Scotland and it is still part of an ongoing enquiry, that few speak about. The AIB Air Investigation … Continue reading

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Planning a trip to Coruisk! In Skye!

Halfway through my visit to my granddaughter  down in Henley a beautiful part of the world but it is so busy. I have just got a parking ticket and that is the first for ages, my car is the oldest one … Continue reading

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