Monthly Archives: December 2020

Beinn Eighe Liathach and Beinn Alligin attempt Oct 1976 then a call to Cruachan.

I am in Torridon just now the hills are plastered with snow after a bleak morning of rain and sleet. The weather cleared in the afternoon and we had a great wander as we descended the Torridon hills cleared they … Continue reading

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Be kind, think of others and contact that lonely person we all know off?

I am lucky I am still going keeping well apart from the usual aches and pains. It’s not easy for many folk just now but I feel some of the anger and frustration on the internet and web does not … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas / Dog Tales – Exiled in England and then the return to Scotland.

Chapter 3 In 1982 Heavy was posted to RAF Innsworth near Gloucester there was no Mountain Rescue team nearby. It was awful and when we arrived Heavy was told that no dogs were allowed on the station by the Station … Continue reading

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A few Christmas thoughts

I was used to being away or working most Christmas periods. In the RAF we had a duty team to cover any call outs. We were usually stationed in Fort William or Newtonmore over the period. It meant we were … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 Dog Tales, visits to Scotland.

Scotland was where my owner loved and we did our first winter climbing course together at Grantown On Spey. The Military said that I was not allowed to be in the Centre, but every night I was in with the … Continue reading

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A bit of cheer. Dog’s tales from the back of a Landover. Chapter 1.

We all need cheered up I hope this will help? They say “a man’s best friend is his Dog. This is the tale of a special dog Teallach”. Introduction: I wrote this in several parts in my blog a few … Continue reading

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Photos that will always mean a lot.

I was looking out and some old photos and got sent this by a pal Mark Rushton. After their ascent of the Eiger North Face Ted Atkins and Al MacLeod both exhausted with far away eyes relaxing below the mountain. … Continue reading

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Updated new Munro’s Guide book from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide books.

BRAND NEW MUNROS HILLWALKERS’ GUIDEBOOK 🎉 This fully revised edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club’s original and best-selling guidebook The Munros describes the best walking routes on Scotland’s 282 mountains above 3000ft. 🟢 New descriptions for all 282 Munros & … Continue reading

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It’s better” to give than receive” especially just now.

I sent an old friend who is in a home a small Christmas tree with lights. She is alone and her family abroad, sadly she spends most of her life in her wee room. We speak every day she is … Continue reading

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Why were the old aircraft wrecks not removed from the mountain crash sites. The Canberra on Carn an’t – Sagiart Mor near Lochnagar?

I received a question through the blog that I had been asked before! “Hi Heavy. Interesting to read your blog on the Canberra wreckage on Carn an-t- Sagairt Mor in the White Mounth area. (Nov 1956 Search for a missing … Continue reading

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