Category Archives: Alaska

A journey to the past and a look at the future and the drive of a bold young mountaineer Uisdean Hawthorn

Yesterday I had an easy drive to Newburgh near Aberdeen to do a talk with Uisdean Hawthorn one of Scotland’s incredible young mountaineers. I had been asked to speak with Uisdean to a group of Explorer Scouts who were fundraising for … Continue reading

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Artic – Moruisg and at night at Gerry’s Hostel.

The snow was down in village as I left early but fine on the main roads a few miles they were black and it was a clear run to Inverness. We were meeting Diane and Brent at Tarvie Snack Bar … Continue reading

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1996 – DENALI ALASKA – Memories.

Alaska  memories? I naively asked  Paul Roderick why they call it “One Shot Pass” and got a laugh in response. It’s the best shot you have for flying a direct route to Kahiltna Base Camp. Our plane lifted up out of … Continue reading

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BRITISH JOINT SERVICES ALASKA EXPEDITION 1962 – Denali

I just found a great article on a BRITISH JOINT SERVICES ALASKA EXPEDITION 1962 from the Diaries of John Hinde it gives a great description of the early days of climbing on Denali.  Many thanks to Fiona Wild John’s daughter for … Continue reading

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Great gear – Buffalo shirts and some memories of Denali.

I have an old pal a superb mountaineer Terry Moore who I have known for over 40 years, he is by far one of the best mountaineers I have ever met. He sent me a photo about his Buffalo shirt … Continue reading

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Great bothies and Memories.

It’s great when you find an old photo that sirs the memories like the one above of wonderful bothy days and night with great pals. Mark in the photo is no longer with us killed on Lochnagar many years ago … Continue reading

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Mountain Rescue – a few thoughts?

Yesterday I had been asked to go live on radio today on my views about the changes within Scottish Mountain Rescue. My blog had got a bit if attention in the media and from a few who commented on it … Continue reading

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