Monthly Archives: January 2020

Moray Mountaineering Club Journal Vol 1 no 2. A classic.

In the old days the MMC used to produce a Annual Journal . This was an amazing read like the one I have been given. It was written after a visit by mountaineer Noel Odell to speak to Moray Mountaineering … Continue reading

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Lovely tribute to Ian Ramsay in local paper.

It was lovely to be sent a copy of one of the tributes to Ian a good pal. Last week we had a great send off to a true friend of many in Killin. The words below sum up Ian. … Continue reading

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It’s a good feeling giving “stuff away” Be aware of the Avalanche Forecast/ weather forecast and be careful in your route choice.

Yesterday I had a call asking for some information on climbing guides. It was from one of the leading lights in our Mountaineering Club. He is a top guy who is pushing his mountaineering and does a lot to help … Continue reading

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Details of Kerr McIntosh funeral . RIP Kerr.

From the family :We are so sad to announce our beautiful dad Kerr McIntosh passed away peacefully on Sunday 19th Jan. A true gentleman and our hero until the end, the best dad and grandad anyone could wish for, he … Continue reading

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Ben Rinnes my local hill – with some old pals a visit to the aircraft crash site. A birthday cake.

It is grand to have a wee Corbett on the doorstep and Ben Rinnes at 814 metres is the nearest hill to my house in Burghead it is also the North East most Northerly Corbett. An isolated hill near Dufftown … Continue reading

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Banff Mountain Film Festival Inverness – a great night. Great motivation on the final film about and 82 year old to life – “No Problem a great Mantra”

Last night I went to the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Eden Court Inverness. Banff in Canada is a place I know well from my many visits in the 80’s, 90, and onwards ice climbing. What a country Canada is … Continue reading

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Ben Lui – The Helicopter used as a belay to lower the stretcher, then stuck overnight on the ridge and given a Parking Ticket.

Ben Lui at 3707 feet is a superb mountain in the southern Highlands of Scotland, at the head of Glen Fyne. It has five well-defined ridges radiating out from the summit. Four corries lie between the ridges; including Coire Gaothaich … Continue reading

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