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About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.

Wales – memories of a wild savage weekend in the Cairngorms.

It’s good being back in Wales where I am down golfing for a few days. We bumped into Pete a Climbing instructor from the Navy at Llandudno golf club. I had not seen Pete since the mid 80’s. He worked … Continue reading

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Beach Clean up at Hopeman East Beach.

You can tell she is back my Stepdaughter Yvette only a few days after returning home from the far South she was organising a Beach Clean on our local Hopeman Beach. This is where she grew up and loves this … Continue reading

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What would you have done ?

This is another interesting story of a pal who was out alone in the Cairngorms Last week. He had been up on the hills for a week. He is A very fit competent Mountaineer. Heavy, How’s things? I saw your … Continue reading

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The Incredible honest thoughts of a Mountain Rescue Team Leader.

This is an article I found on the Torridon MRT Website it’s about a pal Terry Doe who was one of the Torridon MRT Team Leaders. I love finding articles such as this and cannot thank Terry for allowing me … Continue reading

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One Last Climb – the incredible Eric Jones Mountaineer – Sky Diver – Adventure.

I just watched this incredible film on Catch up “The Last Climb” it was superb and a great insight into an incredible man and his life. I was very lucky to meet Eric a lot on North Wales at his … Continue reading

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Soay St Kilda The Mystery of the aircraft crash

I got a email from an piece I wrote about Soay and an aircraft that crashed during the War, was there any update on my article. I have been so lucky to visit such places and St Kilda is a … Continue reading

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Well done Findlay Wild – 10 in a row winning the Ben Nevis Race.

The Ben Race Description The Ben Nevis Race is a mountain race that takes place annually, from the foot of Ben Nevis to the top, then back again. The course is 14 km long and includes around 1,340 metres of … Continue reading

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