Monthly Archives: December 2019

Dog Tales Part 4 – Wild winters and hard days.

Let me introduce myself: My name is Teallach I was a very soft Alsatian and I have been asked to write about my life in the mountains. Introduction – I was very lucky to have spent all of my life … Continue reading

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Dog Tales – part 3 Back in Scotland.

Let me introduce myself: My name is Teallach I was a very soft Alsatian and I have been asked to write about my life in the mountains.  I was very lucky to have spent all of my life on the … Continue reading

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Drive back seeing family and a few friends and the dreaded Fly tipping in beauty spots.

I drove back today from Ayr after a few days with my sister. I was well looked after but it is the first Christmas without my sister Eleanor we all missed her. I left early and visited my friend Elma … Continue reading

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Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas.

For most of my working life I worked most Christmas for many years with the Mountain Rescue. We would be away for several days in a village hall in Newtonmore or Fort William. That made us central for call – … Continue reading

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Dog Tales – Teallach Part 2

Let me introduce myself: My name is Teallach I was a very soft Alsatian and I have been asked to write about my life in the mountains. I was very lucky to have spent all of my life on the … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tale – Dog tales from the back of a landrover.

Let me introduce myself: My name is Teallach I was a very soft Alsatian and I have been asked to write about my life in the mountains. I was very lucky to have spent all of my life on the … Continue reading

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Honest Climbers – great finds on the hills and Corries. “Crag Swag” etc.

In the old days when it was in Black and white we used to scavenge for gear at the end of the winter season. Equipment was expensive we were “poor”and often we would find some great gear below the busy … Continue reading

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Lockerbie – Thinking of all those who lost loved ones and those who were involved on that tragic day.

The Anniversary of Lockerbie A Hard Day as always . Today I will be Thinking of the families who lost loved ones and all those involved in Emergency Services. Also the people of Lockerbie who did so much for all … Continue reading

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Tragedy on Ben Nevis – 19 Dec 1954 – 65 year ago.

On the 19 Dec 1954 over 65 years ago Eleven Royal Naval personnel from Royal Naval Air Station Fulmar (Lossiemouth) left to climb Ben Nevis  via Coire Leis. They had stayed overnight and left the CIC hut where they were … Continue reading

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Chasing the early routes. Often ending in taking the gear for a walk.

Looking back at early winter! I remember when I climbed a lot trying to get the first winter route in. We were pretty competitive at the time there were a few of us in the team Usually when the first … Continue reading

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