Monthly Archives: November 2017

Happy St Andrews Day – Everest bothy remissness Tales from a bothy.

This article was published in the Mountain Bothy Association Newsletter.   Tales from a Bothy – “The Shed” (A wee bothy high on the Tibetan side of Everest) May – June 2001   My first memories of bothying were in the early … Continue reading

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Ben Humble a true Mountaineer and early Mountain Rescue and Safety pioneer.

I was looking through some old photos and found this photo of the late Ben Humble (1903 – 1977) was a prolific author and a noted Scottish climber who was a pioneer of Scottish Mountain Rescue. As a member of the … Continue reading

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On my Mum’s Anniversary – How I still miss my Mum.

This is the anniversary of my Mum’s passing she died in 1980 I still miss her every day she was as all Mum’s are a special lady.  She was the minister’s wife and worked so hard for the Church throughout … Continue reading

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Early winter tales – keeping away from the winter blues? Care of Crampons

  The photo above is of a great early winter day in Torridon when we were chasing Corbetts it seems so long ago but so worth while to get out despite the long drive. I am looking forward to getting … Continue reading

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1989 Some thoughts on the Sea King crash on Creag Meaghaidh and a few other memories.

One of the Lochaber MR Team commented on a photo I put up on my Blog a while ago it was of an incident during 1989 I was the Team Leader at RAF Leuchars and had just been told that … Continue reading

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Black Friday – how much “stuff “do we need? Why not recycle or get it fixed.

As I headed back from my fun drive to Ben Rinnes yesterday the radio was going mad about Black Friday is this another consumer con?  The world is mad I am inundated with emails/ trash offers etc about “Black Friday. … Continue reading

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A bit icy off the main roads sadly no hill and a bit of a icy welcome winter driving .

After an early appointment at Lossiemouth for my injection no 3 in a week I tried to make the best of a lovely sunrise , the early start and head for my local Corbett Ben Rinnes! It is normally about … Continue reading

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