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Extract from my first Big Walk the North To South Scotland – May 1976 David “Heavy” Whalley , Jim Morning and Paul Burns. Heavy Whalley – Jim Morning (JM Paul Burns(PB)

Where were you 41 years ago ? The aim – This was a mountaineering expedition from the most Northerly Mountain in Scotland Ben Hope to the most Southerly Ben Lomond. The route was planned to cover 270 miles. Climb 42 … Continue reading

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35 years ago in May 1982 Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker went missing on the “Unclimbed Ridge of Everest”

It is 35 years ago that Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker went missing on Everst on the then called “Unclimbed ridge” As I was researching for the Moray Mountaineering Club lecture a few years ago , I was sent a … Continue reading

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Tick the Hills and climbs do not let the ticks tick you ! Be aware. Wild fires as well just now!

  Despite a thorough search I found another sheep tick again after ny hill walk at the weekend, it was still tiny but I had missed it, they are hard to locate. Despite being covered up the get in and … Continue reading

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The last day in Skye a catch up and yes that hill again Sgur Na Stri but with a twist!

Apologises for the late blog but I am just back from Assynt and thought I would catch up with my last hill day on Skye with the Moray Mountaineering Club. We were all tired after a late night the rest … Continue reading

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A lovely day up to the Anson Crash in Assynt with the Commonwealth War Graves Commision.

I was in Assynt after coming up overnight and staying at the Naismith Hut at Elphin. The drive up was stunning and in the morning I was awakened by deer at the door and another stunning day in the North … Continue reading

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Sgur Na Stri – “The hill of strife” – The USA F111 Crash site on this classic Mountain.

Sgur Na Stri – “The hill of strife” – I am over in Skye at Loch Coruisk staying in the Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland (JMCS) hut at loch Coruisk! It can be a difficult place to reach but as … Continue reading

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El Alamein Bothy Cairngorms – any information,is someone working on it ?

Many will know that I have written on the old bothy of El Alamein in the Cairngorms it is in a wild place so near from the ski area yet it can be a place of peace especially in winter. … Continue reading

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