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About heavywhalley.MBE

Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist

That is it we are off #RideforReuben

RideforReuben Hello and thank you for looking at my page. At the end of May I’m  going to cycle approx 750 miles, as fast as I can, to #RideforReuben who is the 3 year old superhero son of my very close friends. Reuben … Continue reading

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Race Track or Tourist Magnet ? The North Coast 500. Any thoughts?

I write this as I head South to assist Yvette with her #RideforReuben bike ride from Oxford to John O’ Groats. We will be following B class roads and taking hopefully a sedate route and a hard 750 miles journey … Continue reading

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My thoughts are with Manchester.

Tragic news last night of the terrible incident in Manchester my thoughts are with all involved, we live in tragic times. What a mess this world is in, despite all the technology and knowledge how little we learn and how … Continue reading

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1976 May 22 – The Mamores a great day – Mamore Memories. Light and slow on the Mamores.

The Mamores  – Memories . As the days go longer many will be attempting the big days on the hills they range from a few Munros to the extreme like Ramseys Round/Tranters Round and many others. For others there are … Continue reading

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Extract from my first Big Walk the North To South Scotland – May 1976 David “Heavy” Whalley , Jim Morning and Paul Burns. Heavy Whalley – Jim Morning (JM Paul Burns(PB)

Where were you 41 years ago ? The aim – This was a mountaineering expedition from the most Northerly Mountain in Scotland Ben Hope to the most Southerly Ben Lomond. The route was planned to cover 270 miles. Climb 42 … Continue reading

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35 years ago in May 1982 Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker went missing on the “Unclimbed Ridge of Everest”

It is 35 years ago that Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker went missing on Everst on the then called “Unclimbed ridge” As I was researching for the Moray Mountaineering Club lecture a few years ago , I was sent a … Continue reading

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New book coming out soon – Lost to the Isles LOST TO THE ISLES – Accounts of Military Aircraft Accidents Around the Scottish Isles 1945-1990.

The Islands of Scotland are special places and I remember my father taking me to the Isle of Arran and on these great mountains  showing me some of the aircraft wrecks that are on the hills. My Dad told me … Continue reading

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