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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.

In Praise of Village Halls. 75 years of RAF Mountain Rescue.

In praise of Village Halls! The RAF Mountain Rescue trained most weekends all over Scotland and the UK. In my early days we camped a lot and on the odd weekend used the village halls or Garages Barns or Lodges … Continue reading

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Jenny Graham on the BBC Jenny going great on her World record attempt.

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Jenny Graham Round the World Record Attempt update – Going great Jenny !

Jenny is making her way out of Russia 🇷🇺, along Lake Baikal (largest freshwater lake in the world, (everyday’s a school day! 👩‍🏫)) and will soon cross the Mongolian border 🇲🇳, those legs have pushed out almost 5000 miles!! 😮 … Continue reading

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It’s all new to me 🚵🏼‍♀️ This Cycling game?

This cycling game is so different and at last I am back out on the bike and looking forward to some cycling over the next few days. My ribs are getting better and after 6 weeks the recovery was not … Continue reading

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The Gower the Three Cliffs Area – The classic climb Scavenger! John Brailsford Mountain Guide and the Cycling connection !

The photo above is of the classic Climb Scavanger at the Three cliffs in the Gower South Wales. It is a short 3 star climb first climbed by John Brailsford in the mid 50,s solo! Crag features Very popular with … Continue reading

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Body found in Glen Nevis area.

From the BBC Scotland news.   Police and mountain rescue have recovered a body from Glen Nevis in the Highlands. The alert was raised at about 14:00 on Saturday that a body had been discovered. Inquiries are ongoing to establish … Continue reading

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Jenny Graham / nearly cracked 4000 miles on her Round the World unsupported cycle !

From the Adventure Syndicate Current location: Shushkovo, Russia Miles covered so far: 3,954 Estimated miles to go: 15,046 5 times zones down and Jenny Graham is powering across Russia. But it’s not all been plain sailing this week… with 8 … Continue reading

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