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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.

Skye Rock – Fun in the sun – a long time ago

I was asked for some advice on routes to do in Skye yesterday when I came back from a bik run, there are so many but one day that sticks in my mind is this classic. Myself and wee Jock … Continue reading

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Annual warning to be aware of loose rock whilst scrambling/ climbing in the mountains! Tip, Tap,Test!

Fingers Ridge in the Cairngorms a classic summer/winter  climb but beware of loose rock on high mountain Crags! As the better weather comes it’s great to see folk out climbing my own crag was busy at the weekend at Cummingston … Continue reading

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Short two hours on the bike and a visit to Fort George .

Yesterday after I took an old battered television that was Fly tipped on the Dava Way to the Recycling in Elgin then I went for a cycle for a couple of hours. Sadly last week I did not get out … Continue reading

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Fly tipping on the Dava Way near Grantown a long standing problem all over. Terrible in many places Loch Laggan on going !

Yesterday I went for a wander along the Dava Way. The main road was shut to Grantown due to roadworks so we went the back roads! After visiting an old climbing ground Huntlys Cave then we wandered along the Dava … Continue reading

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The joys of climbing and walking that live forever in your memories!

The joys of climbing and Mountaineering. These are experiences that never leaves your memory? It is amazing the effect that Mountaineering can have in your life! Many climb / walk for a few years when they are young then get … Continue reading

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The Island of Rum – after yesterday’s photo a few have asked the story to it “

  1997  – Another  Rum Callout .  8 Jun 97 Isle of Rum After a long day on the hill just leaving Skye. Injured bird watcher /Mountaineer (1 Alive). Technical carry out of casualty with head injuries and dislocated shoulder. … Continue reading

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North Wales in the late 70’s. Thanks to a few friends. A grand place to be and learn.

Originally posted on heavywhalley:
1979 Ben Lui crash Hercules transport The blog on climbing in North Wales brought back so many memories of great days in North Wales when I was posted down South as a full-time Deputy Team Leader…

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