Monthly Archives: September 2014

Kusum Kanguru 1990 – Part 4 – big bags etc.

We were on our first trip to the Himalayas in Oct 1990 – a small group of great friends were all member’s of the RAF Mountain Rescue Team at Leuchars in Fife. We had chosen through Scouse Atkins who had … Continue reading

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Himalayan Adventure Kusung Kanguru – Part 3

We were on our first trip to the Himalayas in Oct 1990 – a small group of great friends were all member’s of the RAF Mountain Rescue Team at Leuchars in Fife. We had chosen through Scouse Atkins who had … Continue reading

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No go on Ben Nevis – body not going so well.

I had hardly slept, the wind was crashing on the roof at the CIC Hut below the great cliffs of Ben Nevis . I had to take a few painkillers as I had strained my leg on yesterdays wander among … Continue reading

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Walk in to the CIC Hut – enjoyable wander among the great cliffs of Carn Dearg.

It was pretty windy when I left for Fort William and forecast was pretty awful wet and wild. I met Johnie Mac Leod and we had a great walk in to the hut even though it was windy we met … Continue reading

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Heading to Ben Nevis to the CIC Hut for a few days with friends.

Heading to the CIC Hut and Ben Nevis for a few days with friends.   How many times have I walked that path? Through forestry and muddy track. Bag bulging, sweat  pouring, Then the great cliffs mourning. Watching the mist … Continue reading

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Kusum Kangaru – a introduction to Himalayan Climbing – Part 2 The Trek to Lukla

This was designed as a lightweight low cost  to the Himalayas and we were to attempt Kusom Kangaru 6369 metres  by its South East Face. None of us had every been to the Himalayas before and we were a group … Continue reading

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Early days in the Himalayas – Kusum Kanguru 1990 – We learnt about climbing from that

I was extremely lucky that during my time in the RAF Mountain Rescue I was  to go on over 40 expeditions. I had been all over Europe and the Alps and had always wanted to go to the Himalayas but … Continue reading

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