1965 – Glencoe School of Mountaineering

I cannot imagine in 1965 being in Glencoe when the Scottish Climbing School was in existence.   Look at the talent that was around in these days. Douglal Haston, Jim Moriarty, John Harlin, John Cunningham and Rusty Baillie. These were some of the top climbers of their day and Glencoe was as it is today a centre of mountaineering. These were some days.I cannot imagine Glencoe in these days with Hamish MacInnes and Ian Clough it must have been some place to be.

1965 Glencoe School of Mountaineering

1965 Glencoe School of Mountaineering

I had some great emails and comments on my Blog on my avalanche on Lochnagar many thanks it was hard to write as Lochnagar means so much to me. Thank you for all the comments. WHMurray sums up winter in the mountains so well.

¨No one who has seen the skyward thrust of a snow peak, girdled by its early morning cloud and flushed with the low sun, will dispute with me.¨Follow a long ridge of encrusted snow to its sunset tower and tread the summit at moon-rise. This is Scottish winter climbing!” -¨W H Murray

John Cunningham winter


John Cunningham in action a wonderful climber and mountaineer.

1965 Hamish's axes

1965 Hamish’s axes

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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