Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas.

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 – outs. Now and again we would great the odd great day on the hills or an early ice climb.

Christmas Day on Ben Nevis.

We did get a few call – outs over the years some really hard ones on the hills. These were hard going especially as some were pretty nasty.

Yet more recently it was a time when vulnerable folk went missing. Many struggle at this time with mental problems their demons and loneliness. We had a few sad incidents like that. So though this is a family time it’s worth spending time with those less fortunate or ill. We all know someone?

I am down in Ayr my family home it is a place of good memories. I left early and after the foggy start it was a good drive down.

The A9 and Dalwhinnie hills

I got a wander along the Ayr beach. Arran was just clearing through in the mist. Goatfell still had some snow and the sea was calm. There were lots of folk about enjoying a walk.

I am with my sister and family it will be a bit different as we lost our eldest sister Eleanor this year. We all miss her, she is a great loss.

Yet it will be a good day and I hope you all have the same. Thanks to all who read the blog and for the comments.

Have a thought for those less fortunate than most of us and make that call or visit that friend. The card below is one my Mum sent my sister in 1967 it’s still magical.

Happy Christmas

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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4 Responses to Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas.

  1. Merry Christmas Heavy and thanks for all the many posts again this year. Educational, inspirational, emotional and entertaining, keep up the good work and have a happy healthy 2020.

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  2. Christine says:

    Happy New Year to Heavywhalley and his wonderful team. Thank you for all the care and work you all do throughout the year. My very best wishes go with you all.

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