Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mother’s Day don’t wait to tell your Mum how much you love her.

Every year I try to them no longer on Mothers Day about a special lady. My mother died many years ago yet I never ever forget her. Before you read this just remember that no matter what our mothers are … Continue reading

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A short cycle/wander in Culbin Forest. Scotland’s Sahara.

‘It’s been a long time since I visit Culbin Forest I had a great few hours on my bike I had forgotten how great a facility it is . There is a good car park with toilets and it’s £1.50 … Continue reading

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A nice few hours on the Dava Way

Yesterday I had to get out and had a short wander along the local Dava Way. There is a bit of work going on with a new pipeline going in from a local distillery. The path is in great condition … Continue reading

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The Munros – I wonder how many have climbed them all and not registered with the Clerk Of the Munro Lists?

The Munro’s have always meant so much to me when I joined Mountain Rescue it became my ambition to complete them. In these days there was a lot less folk about on the hills. The numbers who had registered their … Continue reading

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It’s Tick time again. Lyme Disease please be aware.

Its that time again to be aware of ticks. I have had a few friends over the years who have become very ill after tick bites. Ticks have to be watched and we must educate each other about Ticks. Please … Continue reading

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Weeping Wall Canada an Ice Mecca. Some memories of gear. Bugs Mc Keith and Mount Kidd Falls.

The first time I saw this cliff was in 1984  and I was in awe of it to me seemed to have so be a sea of ice. There was no one about even  on the Highway in these days … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Corbetts for Courses a good cause can you help climb a Corbett in May?

Mountain Aid: the hill walkers’ charity, is excited to announce its May 2019 fundraising initiative Corbetts for Courses. It seems a great idea and I hope to be fit for it and have put my name down for the Corbett. … Continue reading

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Living with Psoriasis – March 2019

Living with Psoriasis – March 2019 Few who read this will know I have psoriasis yet I spent 37 years in the military with it. I have been hospitalised three times for several weeks at a time when they had … Continue reading

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Lancet Edge on Geal Charn avalanche near Ben Alder many years ago. I took an interest in Avalanches from that.

Its Winter 1972 February. This is the last weekend of my Mountain Rescue Trial with the RAF Kinloss MRT. We were off to Ben Alder and were staying in the Garages next to the Big House Ben Alder Lodge up … Continue reading

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1972 Kintail Day 2 – Beinn Sgritheall from Loch Hourn. Next weekend Lochnagar hills.

This is from my diary about my first weekend out with the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in January 1972. I am on my first weekend of three as a Trial to become a member of the Mountain Rescue Team. … Continue reading

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