Monthly Archives: September 2020

A Podcast on the coping methods of dealing with Trauma.

Most folk will know that I have been heavily involved in dealing with trauma. I was asked to do at Podcast for Basics Scotland. It was not easy but I hope you may get something out of it. Comments welcome … Continue reading

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Professor Norman Collie and John Mackenzie honoured with bronze sculpture

It was great to see that the incredible statue to these two giants of Mountaineering is now completed and is on place at Sligachan with great views onto the Skye Ridge. It has been 17 years in the making. What … Continue reading

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Last day in Harris “The Golden Road”

We had an easy start after our hill day it was windy and pretty cold at times. We had lunch at Sam’s Seafood Shack at Rodal then we headed along the Golden road. We had a superb lunch of fresh … Continue reading

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Harris incredible weather a walk up Clisham and a visit to the Colby camp near the summit.

Yesterday we had a look at the weather forecast and decided to climb Clisham . It had been over 40 years since Kalie had climbed it with her late husband Nigel. She had wanted to climb it today but the … Continue reading

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Visit to the Shackleton crash site 30 years after the tragedy.

Yesterday I visited the crash site at Maodal 30 years after the accident. It was a lovely day the sun was out and it’s only about an hours walk up from the wee car park below the hill. It was … Continue reading

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29 April 1990 The Shackelton aircraft crash on the Isle of Harris.

The Shackelton Crash Harris AEW MK2 WR965. 30thApril 1990 Grid reference NF 996914 I am in Harris just now having an incredible trip. I have been so lucky to walk and climb here over the years. It like all Islands … Continue reading

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The Isle of Harris a trip down memory lane ?

I am so lucky just now I am in Harris the weather yesterday was perfect. We left the day before and had a superb night in Dunvegan then on to the Ferry at Uig next day. The drive from home … Continue reading

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1987 – Edinburgh Castle in “days of yore” training with the Fire Service with Troll.

This photo is of a training day with the fire service and with Troll who made climbing harnesses and other safety equipment. We had been asked by I think Dave Alcock the “Troll guru”of his era to show the Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Bothies memories – Back Hill of Bush Galloway.

I received this through my blog yesterday about a visit to a bothy in Galloway Backhill of Bush bothy with my brother in 1971 – 49 years ago: “I once met a chap by the name of Heavy in backhill … Continue reading

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Books – Hamish MacInnes’ Call – out.

This is the classic tale of the early days of mountain rescue mainly in Glencoe, Scotland. Hamish is a world-class mountaineer and yet he spent so much time helping his fellow man and women in distress on these wild hills. … Continue reading

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