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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.

Hill Food ? Any ideas?

It is bitter outside and a bit of snow not the day for a drive to Aberdeen but needs must.  In winter it is important you eat well and on the hill recently I was asked about food for the … Continue reading

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Captain Rick Jolly RIP – Surgeon in the Falklands conflict awarded medals by both sides for his work with the injured

The news broke yesterday that a hero of mine had passed away at times you meet a special person Captain – Surgeon Rick Jolly was one. He was an unsung hero of the Falklands and as a surgeon in the … Continue reading

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A winter walk about Ben Rinnes – The Right to roam well worth listening to the BBC Radio Scotland Outofdoors program.

Yesterday was a winter wander up my local hill the Corbett Ben Rinnes, I had two friends with me Kalie, Dianne and Isla the collie. The weather was for wind and a bitter cold on the tops and the short … Continue reading

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Off to my local Corbett – Ben Rinnes for a short winter wander.

Yesterday I was pretty tired after the annual Clavie (the Pictish New Year) celebrations but managed to great walks along the beach with my pals dogs. The weather was superb with the sun out and the views and beach incredible. … Continue reading

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A great night at the Clavie

Last night was the Annual Clavie night in my village of Burghead it was a superb evening. The village was packed and folk from far and wide came to see this incredible night! I had pals from Applecross, Beaully and … Continue reading

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Lost Rucksac on Tower Ridge off the Great Tower. Reward if found!

I have a pal who lost a rucksack from the Great Tower on Tower Ridge on Monday. it has his wallet and other items in it! He has reported it to the Police – if you find it could you … Continue reading

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Any advice for a road bike ? Clavie night in Burghead tomorrow well worth a visit.

I am maybe toying with the thought of getting  a road bike I would appreciate any advice on what to buy? I am enjoying a wander on my mountain bike and try to get out when I can. It may … Continue reading

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