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An Teallach Memories – Please keep off the hills just now.

Its so easy to take photos now, I am glad over the years I took plenty I use to carry two cameras now its so easy with your phone and the digital era. I am so glad as there are … Continue reading

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Tent Bound – week 2 “Lock in” How Expeditions and tent life helped?

During these recent times I think that some of the long Expeditions I have been so lucky to be on help get you through hard times. Sometimes we never made the tent and had to bivy outside it was so … Continue reading

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All SMC Huts to close ! Till Virus is over. Some memories of the CIC Hut.

To all users of the CIC SMC Huts Closed 18th March 2020 Due to the spread of Covid 19 the SMC has decided to close all of its huts forthwith. If you have an outstanding booking please contact the custodian … Continue reading

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Bill Skelson – Skeloon.

Last night we lost another troop after a long fight with cancer. Bill was very public with his illness and helped many with his openness. His daughter Hannah nursed him to the end. She kept us all updated and gave … Continue reading

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Apologies for having to cancel a few talks recently I am trying to get health sorted out.

This week I should have been down South doing a talk for the Mayo family and the Bowland Pennine MRT but unfortunately I have not been feeling great for a while. One of the problems was I lost my voice … Continue reading

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The Old Man of Stoer – a few comments/ memories.

The Old Man Of Stoer is a classic climb on the North West Coast the Stoer peninsula North 0f Lochinver. to mountaineers and climbers it is a classic sea stack made immortal by the late Tom Patey in his wonderful … Continue reading

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Moray Mountaineering Club Journal Vol 1 no 2. A classic.

In the old days the MMC used to produce a Annual Journal . This was an amazing read like the one I have been given. It was written after a visit by mountaineer Noel Odell to speak to Moray Mountaineering … Continue reading

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