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About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.

Day 97 Jenny Graham 14227 miles with 2295 miles left to Halifax Nova Scotia. The Flying Scot. Going great !

Day 97 going like a train ! From Jenny Joachim RoRosenlund “hmmmm no not quite 🙈🙈 actually lost some serious time – yikkkes!!! Still on target for the record but would need a miracle to make 110days 😭 I think … Continue reading

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Wild weather yesterday – the wind is the killer !

Yesterday there was a day of wild winds and heavy rain I am in Alloa on a golf week and we never went out ! Winds especially scare me and it was bad enough in Stirling I cannot imagine what … Continue reading

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An update on what is planned for the Celebration of Ted Atkins Life – Sat 20 th Oct in Brodick the Isle of Arran .

This is from Shona and Lewis. “Just wanted to give people an update on what is planned for the Celebration of Ted’s life. The church service will be in Brodick church at 2pm, will be conducted by my Dad, and … Continue reading

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Meeting an amazing man Hamish Brown author.

Last weekend I had the privilege of meeting a man I have huge admiration for Hamish Brown. His wonderful books on the mountains have always been inspirational to me. As a young man I devoured them and found especially his … Continue reading

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Jenny Graham unsupported solo attempt at the World record now in USA Minot North Dakota 13897 miles in ! Yet still had time to find a wallet and return in in the Yukon!

Current location: Minot, North Dakota Miles covered so far: 13,897 Jenny has hit the prairies and it’s as flat as a pancake… 🥞 but that means there’s no hiding from the elements with an average speed of 12kmph fighting into … Continue reading

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Graham’s 224,Donald’s 89, Corbetts,220,Furths 34, Tops 227,Munro’s 284. A big Day as Anne Butler completes the lot.

Yesterday I was invited to my friends completion of all her Graham’s near Crianlarich . It was an early start for the 3 hour drive and I was stopping to see Aunty Elma in Crianlarich for a cup of tea … Continue reading

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Off to a special day – Fiarach – The Grassy pasture. A tale about the Grahams.

Fiarach is the flat-topped hill rising to the south of Dalrigh.  This is near Crainlarich and the Ben Lui range.   Completion On Saturday 15th September 2018 my friend Anne Butler is planning to complete the Grahams on Fiarach (652m). This … Continue reading

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