Monthly Archives: February 2019

Last day of February – it’s been a long month.

It’s been a strange month and the Spring like weather has helped ending what always feels a long month. Sadly I have only been out on the hills twice due to my bronchitis that is still getting investigated . This … Continue reading

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Thank you for those that came to the Moray Club talk on Mountain Safety in Elgin.

I had said I would do a talk to the club about Mountain Safety mainly winter skills for my Mountaineering club. It was held in the Drouthy Cobbler last night. As the winter is fading but could easy comeback we … Continue reading

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Well done Yvette on Kilimanjaro for the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children Charity. So pleased for her and her group.

On my way back home just passing a misty Loch Lomond I heard that my step daughter Yvette had summited on Kilimanjaro as part of a charity group . She was two hours from the nights camp and tired from … Continue reading

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Stunning day to travel back the long route. A walk round the canal at Fort William.

I left Ayr yesterday and visited some friends in the West. Elma Scott in Crianlarich telling me how glad she was that the RAF Leeming Team who were up for a winter week. Elma is a lady who has looked … Continue reading

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Auld Ayr – what’s happening to the High Street? The Ayrshire’s Coastal Path a visit to watch Ayr United . Catching up with family. Kilimanjaro update.

After a good evening in Beith I was pretty tired and had an early night after my 200 mile Plus drive. I had been down visiting my sisters and being looked after so well as always . The presentation to … Continue reading

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The Baden Powell Award a special heart warming night in Beith.

Yesterday was a special day for my nephews daughter Beth she was awarded the Baden Powell Award for Guides In Beith surrounded by her family and friends. I was honoured to be asked to present this to her and speak … Continue reading

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Sometimes a photo cheers you up. The magical Suiliven.

Seen from the West this wonderful mountain  looks like a huge pillar and what a mountain its is. I have been lucky enough to have climbed on it and sailed past it on a journey round the West Coast in … Continue reading

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