Monthly Archives: February 2018

As Britain is getting some heavy snow the Cuillin Ridge in Skye has an incredible winter day in 4 hours 57 min. Missing Walker in Bendronaig Lodge, Lurg Mhor and Bearneas areas. .

A few years ago now  – In search of romance (perhaps) Tim Gomersall and Finlay Wild spent Valentine’s Day trotting across 11 Munro summits, fuelled mostly by jelly babies, in an uncontested (so far) record six hours 14 minutes and … Continue reading

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Tranter Winter Round Record shattered – Live every day and never put off what needs done.

Named after Philip Tranter, who first completed it in 1964, this is considered to be Scotland’s original 24 hour challenge, before being extended by Charlie Ramsay in 1978. It is a round of some 36 miles and over 20,000′ taking … Continue reading

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A cycle in Appin heaven! On the hills from Lochaber MRT “The conditions are great at moment but underfoot they are very unforgiving and care should be taken when out.”

After a great night at the Fort William Mountain Festival and a magic breakfast in the Alexandria Hotel it was off to see my friend Sue who fancied a cycle. To be honest I just wanted to be on these … Continue reading

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Great Night at Lochaber the Fort William Mountain Festival / a night in the footsteps of giants !

Yesterday I was asked to speak at the Fort William Film Festival a true honour and present Lochaber MRT with an an award for 50 years of Service! I had a busy day visiting some great folk and missed out … Continue reading

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Lochaber MRT – 50 years officially of saving life but many other years as well. Special thanks to all the great men and women of Lochaber and their families.

Tonight I will be at the Fort William Mountain Festival and a part of the night will be celebrating the 50 th Anniversary of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team. I have known the team since I joined the RAF Mountain Rescue … Continue reading

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A tricky day on Beinn Liath Mhor and thanks to the Mountain Rescue Teams and SARDA who continue to search so the families can have closure. Sadly Archie the pointer dog was located yesterday .

Many will know that this year is a big winter and there have been some tragic accidents. Sadly my sisters nephews Alan and Neil were involved in an accident in the Torridon hills. Neil has been found and the Alan … Continue reading

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At last a short wander in the Cairngorms Sron a’Cha-no – then a chat on Mountain Skills in Aviemore – full house.

Due to many reasons I have not been on the hill much recently the main one was tragedy of my sisters nephews ( one still missing on the hill) was a hard time for all. I had promised to speak … Continue reading

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