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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.

Getting sorted out – thanks to all .

At last I am home and my pal Dan of Everest fame is sorting out my kitchen for me so the wee house is in turmoil! I really need out on the hill but have so much to sort out … Continue reading

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Farewell my friend Paddy Heron a real character.

I arrived at Onich near Fort William at 0100 after a long drive from Cupar where I had just finished the last of the 4 winter talks for the Charity Mountain Aid . The roads were very quite and I … Continue reading

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Final night of the Mountain Aid winter talks at Cupar and a day of memories then a long drive to Onich. Some day

◦ Final night of the Mountain Aid Talks at Cupar and then a long drive to Onich ◦ Yesterday was my last night of talks for Mountain Aid on getting ready for winter. I left Dumfries early and had a … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid winter talks Day 3 heading to Cupar after another full House in Dumfries.

Dumfries Day 3 of the Mountain Aid Talks on Getting ready for winter. Heading for Cupar today ! I left my sisters house in Ayr after being so well looked after and was away by 1000. It was great to … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Winter talk last night Kilmarnock full house again tonight Dumfries Police HQ at 1930. Ayr United win what a day.

Last nights talk for Mountain Aid was held in Kilmarnock at the Capringham Golf Club it was a great success with another full house. The event was hosted by the Am Binnien club. Thanks to all. Despite the dark night … Continue reading

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Thanks all for a good night at Dumbarton for the Mountain Aid Talk – tonight talk at Kilmarnock at the Caprington Golf Club.

I left Moray in poor weather yesterday it was sleeting as I was heading for Dumbarton about 200 miles away for a Mountain Talk I am doing for the Charity Mountain Aid. It is a serious of talks for the … Continue reading

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A wonderful tale of remembrance on Beinn Eighe from the Royal Marines 45 Commandos.

I have had a busy weekend no hills preparing for the Mountain Aid lectures and missed out on the hills. I was also getting over a cold( man flu) Its been a sad week losing Paddy who ran Inchree accommodation. … Continue reading

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