Monthly Archives: January 2019

Off to the Cairngorms with mates depending on the roads and weather.

The weather looks not bad in a matter of fact it looks great as does the Avalanche Forecast so I am off to the Cairngorms for a wander depending on the roads. It snowed heavily yesterday and even where I … Continue reading

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Be aware of heavy snow in the Mountains – Have you read the Avalanche reports for today.

When deep snow accumulates progress is often time consuming and strenuous, significantly affecting the distance one can travel on foot. Deep drifts can develop if snow is combined with strong winds. “A heightened avalanche risk is possible and avalanche reports … Continue reading

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50 years of MOFFAT Mountain Rescue Team.

Taken from Moffat MRT Facebook page. “50 Years ago this weekend Hugh Sinclair called a meeting in Moffat after a death in the Grey Mares Tail. Moffat Hill Rescue Service was born and today the team is still going strong … Continue reading

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Wonderful tribute to Al Ward.

Yesterday I left early to go to a friends funeral in Onich near Glencoe. The rain was incredible it poured most of the day. The roads were flooded and it took care the hills were looking bare of snow and … Continue reading

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Cycle to Syracuse film on Borders Tv. Thank you all for your support.

Thank you to Borders TV The full story of ‘Cycle to Syracuse’ – a charity bike ride by five Lockerbie residents to the New York university which lost 35 students when Pan Am flight 103 was bombed over Scotland in … Continue reading

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Burns Day

As a boy from Ayr the poet Robbie Burns he was a big part of the areas folklore and history. He was also some poet, heard world-wide and loved by many. I was brought up in Ayr but my Dad was no … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Cairngorm great Adam Watson.

More sad news that a Cairngorm great Adam Watson has passed away. As the SMC said “Adam Watson (1930-2019) joined the Club in 1954 – he was our longest-serving member.  He was quintessentially a Cairngorms man; his lifelong passion for the … Continue reading

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