Monthly Archives: September 2019

Avalanche Awareness

As the first snow is forecast on the mountains this week it’s worth discussing Avalanche Awareness. Most Mountaineers have all the gear all costing so much cash but few spend money on Avalanche Awareness training. I would advise every winter … Continue reading

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Ardmair a wonderful setting by the sea and the mountains. This week snow is forecast for the mountains

I am so lucky my Grandkids are in Scotland and up and they were up for the Festival at Ullapool staying at Ardmair Point caravan and campsite. What a location that is. The sea the small Isles and the mountains … Continue reading

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Helping out with Alzheimer’s suffers.

There is a lot being spoken about Alzheimer’s and the effect on the person and their family. One way you can help those who were involved in the mountains is through speaking to those who are suffering and loved the … Continue reading

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Tom Patey – One Man’s Mountains.

I head up to the North West to Ullapool this weekend. Ullapool is a gateway to the promised land. It was and is a place of incredible beauty and wildness a place I love. It was the home of a … Continue reading

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Thoughts

It’s funny I get great photos from folks on the hills, climbing, walking and on the sea in the wild places. I love seeing them. I do not get out so much but treasure every day despite that it takes … Continue reading

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The Film the Dawn Wall – El Capitan an incredible story.

Last night I watched The Dawn Wall with Yvette my stepdaughter her choice it was an incredible story and to me easily as good as the recent Mountaineering film Free Solo. The Dawn Wall is an account Of Tommy Caldwell … Continue reading

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Memories of Wales – The 14 peaks – grand days out on the rock and ice.

After visiting Wales on a Golfing trip last week it got me thinking of my great days on the hills and climbing in Wales. It was the late 70’s I had just come from Scotland from up in the North … Continue reading

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