Monthly Archives: July 2017

Wednesday, 9th Aug 2017, 7:30pm at Corrie and Sannox village hall Heavy Whalley – A life in mountaineering and mountain rescue

I am working on my wee chat in Arran  Wednesday, 9th Aug 2017, 7:30pm at Corrie & Sannox village hall. I am looking up some of my old slides and visits over the years to this wonderful Island where I have … Continue reading

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Things I wish I knew before getting older. Look after your body its the only one you have.

Look after your body when your young how many of us have said that ? For me the long days with big hill bags, carrying heavy loads and stretchers have taken their toll. Also the wet gear and bivies long … Continue reading

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Good Article on Calling in a Mountain Rescue by Helen Howe. Can you help Torridon MRT?

There is a great article in calling in for help on ukclimbing.com by Helen Howe well worth a read for all who go into the Mountains and wild places. https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=9366 I would advise all to read it as if you … Continue reading

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Aonach Bhuidhe – and the stunning Glen Elchaig a Cycle, a new remote Corbett a lot of sun. Also a few tips for the sun

I drove the short 30 minutes from the Kintail Bunk house  where I had an overnight stay the small bothy only hold 6 people and it was a noisy night as there was a party going on at the Hotel … Continue reading

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Heading to Kintail overnight on the hottest day of the year .

Aonach Buidhe is a remote Corbett with some very little visited corries on its northern flanks. It is normally approached up pleasant Glen Elchaig, I spent the night in the “Wee Bunk House” at Kintail as I was in Inverness … Continue reading

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A short walk up Cairn Liath – Laggan. “Health is wealth” the hills are alive with wild flowers.

  Yesterday I met Susan an old pal who was working in the morning and we had a lazy start for the Munro “Cairn Liath” it is part of a group of three usually climbed together but not today we … Continue reading

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“Tackle climbing this way” John Disley an old book but interesting.

Met a pal young Stue Coulthard he gave me some of his old mountauneering books on Friday and some great information in them “Tackle Climbing this way” by John Disley written in 1959 is a gem. Heading out Laggan way … Continue reading

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