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Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist

Smith Island (South Shetland Islands) Antarctica – reminisce.

I am down in Wales and we had a visit after the golf yesterday from an old pal Steve Heaney Horrible Heaney. He was away with Tom Jones in 1991 to a 3 month expedition to Smith Island. In 1977, … Continue reading

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Day 2 Golf in Wales-well done on the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award -Daedalus Explorers Scouts.

We had a great day yesterday at  Denbigh in Wales playing golf with pals for a week. We had a great day in the sun near the Vale of Clyyd . We brought another ex mountaineer Alaister Haveron to join … Continue reading

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Well done Mark Beaumont what an achievement,averaging 240 miles a day for 79 days.

I have been following the incredible efforts of British cyclist Mark Beaumont has smashed the record for cycling around the globe by reaching the finish line one day ahead of schedule.The cyclist set off from France in July on a … Continue reading

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What a day misty Glencoe and Rannoch Moor spell – bounding beauty then drive to Wales.

I was away early the mist was down and Glencoe was stunning they big Skyline Race was starting at 0700 and what a day they would have as the last cloud cleared of the high tops. What an incredible even … Continue reading

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Heading South – To the land of Wales.

Left in the rain yesterday for my golf/climb/visit the Grandkids trip! The hills looked wet and misty and popped into Fortwilliam to see a young Joss Gosling a veteran RAF Mountain Rescuer. He was on the team on the Beinn … Continue reading

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Highland Scrambles South, back on the shelves! Think – Tip,tap Test!

From the Scottish Mountain Trust – As some of you will know, following a couple of incidents in the Cairngorms, we took the step of temporarily stopping distribution of Highland Scrambles South. We’re pleased to tell you that the book … Continue reading

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The Milton Mountaineers and getting older on the hills?

Many who love the mountains and wild places  go for the views a times  we cannot believe that what we have seen and enjoyed and that we should never  take any of it for granted. As we get older a … Continue reading

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