Monthly Archives: June 2017

A special tribute/ celebration of JC life.

Yesterday was a special celebration of a good mans life! John Coull’s funeral service was a great tribute to John. Family and friends came from far and wide and there was a guard of honour when John arrived. It was … Continue reading

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A talk in Inch Community Centre on the 19th June at 2000 all welcome donations for Inch Guides.

Monday 19 June at 2000 hours at Insch Community Centre all  welcome I am doing a wee talk for the Guides all welcome all proceeds go to the Guides.

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A few thoughts on a difficult day.

Today I will go today  to a funeral of a good pal John Coull who died of Cancer last week. It’s to be a celebration of John’s life and there are many pals coming from all over the UK to … Continue reading

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Climbing in the Mountains – Read this please Tip, Tap Test?

Unfortunately there has been a couple of bad accidents in the Cairngorms over the weekend one involving a pal Ron Walker who was hurt when a loose block came away. Ron has given his permission to repeat his tale and … Continue reading

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Enjoyable day a bit of everything. Cycle, Scramble, Erosion a bit of a row with Burghead Coastal Rowing Club and a few holes of evening golf.

Yesterday it was good to have an easy day after the football and my visit to Dundonnell MRT. I went for a short cycle and down to my local Cummingston cliffs where there were a lot a girls climbing that … Continue reading

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A wonderful afternoon with Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team at the Opening of their new Base in Dingwall. It gives you faith in human kindness.

I have been extremely lucky in my life to meet so many great people, nowadays with the World in turmoil it is wonderful to celebrate a happy event with good people. Dundonnell MRT opened their new Base in Dingwall and … Continue reading

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Dundonnell MRT – The opening their new Base at Dingwall.

Today I have been invited to be at the opening of the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team base at Dingwall.   Dundonnell MRT cover a huge area in the North of Scotland that is sparsely populated and to have raised £185000 … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the Election night

My view on Election night, it was a very interesting night I thought the SNP would lose maybe 10 seats and the Torys and Labour would gain but what happend was incredible To me it was good to see Labour … Continue reading

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The Fall , Part 1 Feb 1994 – the story of a big call -out in the Cairngorms with some interesting consequences.

13/2/94 – 16/2/94 Cairngorms – Derry Cairngorm 36/012958 Missing walker – found after a 3-day search in appalling weather- KMRT videoed the CAS who had mild hypothermia and frostbite. This proved a PR nightmare as the walker Told/sold her story … Continue reading

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John Coull – Funeral information: Friday 16 th June at 1430 at Moray Crematorium by Buckie.

In Memory of John Coull Mountaineer,Skier, Expeditioner, Arctic Explorer, Skier, Sailor, technology adviser and helper to the old and young, party organiser and lover of the wild places and especially the Scottish Islands. RIP John. From the family “JC Coull … Continue reading

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