Monthly Archives: April 2016

Not out with the Moray Club on Bus Meet – Back still not right.

I have a bit of a sore back and even a last minute visit to the Osteopath in Elgin did not allow me to go out with the Moray Club Bus meet from Achasheallach walking through to Torridon. It was … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of Ben Nevis – Spike Sykes Presentation on the book in Watersons Book shop in the Eastgate in Inverness at 18.30 on Thursday 21st April.

Spike – In the Shadow of Ben Nevis –  a great read. I have been lucky to meet Spike on many occasions and even gave him some information for his book – yet no copy for me? He has always … Continue reading

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5 Women Climbers in History Who Were Totally Badass

While adventure sports like climbing aren’t perfect in the way they represent female athletes, we’re also incredibly lucky to live in a time when climbers like Ashima Shiraishi, Alex Puccio, Sasha … Source: 5 Women Climbers in History Who Were…

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5 Women Climbers in History Who Were Totally Badass

While adventure sports like climbing aren’t perfect in the way they represent female athletes, we’re also incredibly lucky to live in a time when climbers like Ashima Shiraishi, Alex Puccio, Sasha … Source: 5 Women Climbers in History Who Were … Continue reading

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1953 – 15 Feet gas piping used as Avalanche Probes on Ben Nevis By RAF Kinloss MRT.

1953 3/53 2-7/04/53 Ben Nevis South Castle Gully From the RAF Kinloss MRT archives: A  Six-day search for two avalanched climbers. They left kit in CIC hut and not returned. Team climbed North & South  Castle, 2, 3 & 4 … Continue reading

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Rock climbing a lot of change in so many years?

When you look at the photo above of Dan Stewart climbing in Skye in the 1950 ‘s it is incredible how simple the gear was and how talented they were to climb in this era.  The gear was simple aA … Continue reading

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Summer or winter hill bag – what is inside any thoughts? Emergency Text Services.

I sorted my gear out from my Sunday walk much was damp after a good winter day that came as a bit of a shock.  It is worth emptying the bag and drying and checking your gear. I wonder what … Continue reading

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A full on winter day in the Cairngorms – its not over yet.

I was out with my nephew doing my tourist bit when the weather brightened I saw there was plenty of snow and Cornices  still in the Cairngorms and a fair snow cover on the plateau. It has been a long winter … Continue reading

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Doing the Tourist bit – Cairngorms Visit to the Reindeer Herd, The train up Cairngorm and Loch Morlich.

Yesterday was a tourist day with my nephew Scott and Beth his daughter  who are up for the weekend in Aviemore and we had a ball. The first visit was to the Reindeer Centre  and a visit to the herd … Continue reading

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Beacons in the Outdoors a good article by Mountaineering Council Of Scotland and a Video by Lyle Brotherton.

I am often asked about the use of Personal Locator Beacons in the Outdoors and I am no “techy geek” but have seen them about and done simple trials on them in the past in my RAF Mountain Rescue Days.(Always … Continue reading

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