More On Quotes.

There were some great quotes I thought I would share them with you all.

“You can’t carry experience youth”

“There’s old climbers and there’s bold climbers. But there’s no old bold climbers”

The mountains are not a gymnasium for your ego!

Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.

Climb if you will! But remember… what time the pub shuts 🙂 Dan Carrol

The ascent isn’t over until you are down😉

G Ackroyd

“…going to the right place, at the right time, with the right people is all that really matters. What one does is purely incidental.” Dan Carrol

Life without risk is like a candle without a flame – it lasts for a long time but is not very illuminating! Dan Carrol

“There’s a pecking order on this team and you’ve not got a beak yet”

Heavy Whalley

“The mountains are not a gymnasium for your ego!”

Kev Hewkin

“If you’re not living on the edge you’re taking up too much room”

“If you hoot with the owls, be sure to soar with the eagles”. Mark Hartree

Pete Kay “Mark Hartree can’t hoot with the owls and soar with eagles tube, in other words you can’t go on the lash till the early hours in the fort and expect to do great things on the Ben. It never made much difference with me, I was never destined for great things 😂😂”

Pete Greening “”Never get out of the boat. Absolutely goddamn right. Unless you’re goin’ all the way. Heavy got off the boat. He split from the whole f***kin’ program” (with apologies to Martin Sheen)”

Good judgement is the result of experience, while “experience” is the result of poor judgement. Pete Greening

“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law” – Mr A Crowley

“Live every day like it’s yer last” Innes Cronshaw

Do unto others as you would have them do unto yourself. Innes

One of yours Hevs ” we are all god’s children”


mantra: Qui va piano, va sano. Qui va sano va lontano!

Motto of Alpini Italians – difficult to comprehend as they are some of the

Most fleet of foot mountaineers in the world. Charlie Cartwright

“There’s no I in Team …. but there’s a me and no U”Steve Price

Steve Price alternative exchange when a make team member said “There’s no I in team” his female boss replied “but there’s a U in c**t, so do what you’re told!”Rodger John

Jim Walton “If you can keep your head whilst those around you are losing theirs then you are probably misreading the situation.”

Andrew Woolfstone “Trust your feet.”

Dave Tomkins “never worry about things you cant change”

“To rest is not to conquer “

“Don’t put of what you can do tomorrow what you can do today” Coxy

“The retirement watch has no hands “

“Have no fear, ‘cos there’s no gear” Pete Greening

Ken Hughes “Steady away” usually said by Val or myself high up a route as you set off on your sketchy pitch.

“Trust everything and trust nothing” (Gerry Ackroyd) Alan Rowan

Steve Price “If it ain’t raining, it ain’t traing …. if it ain’t snowing we ain’t going”

“Anything goes in winter”

Heavy Whalley

Heather Lawrie Smith – Knowing is not enough – we must apply, Willing is not enough – we must do. Bruce Lee

Helen Howe “Short cuts make long delays: Tolkein”

Eric Sharkey

“Love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe. A mantra for life.”

I think from a Gaston Rébuffat book “Ice he cried, and disappeared”Peter Anderson

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to More On Quotes.

  1. Pete says:

    Who cares who wins😈

    Liked by 1 person

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