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Check your head – torch is working – Tilly lamps on the hills.

From Tilly lamps to head – torches. It is hard to believe that on one of my early call outs in 1974 in March on Ben Nevis I was on a search at night for a young couple who had … Continue reading

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Thanks for all the kind thoughts and words after the loss of Sarah.

It is great to hear from so many folk after a tragedy. I am lucky to have so many who care with incredible words and thoughts when you lose someone. Over the last few days I have received so many. … Continue reading

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In Praise of An Teallach – In memory of Sarah Hassell

Many who climb An Teallach climb the Munro’s Sgurr Fiona and Bidean a’Ghlas Thuill. they are both exceptional mountains and though a great day this to me is the appetiser they miss the main course. This mountain has 9 tops … Continue reading

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Thank you all from Mountain Aid. Corbett’s for Courses. Thanks for raising £1200 for Charity.

Mountain Aid is a great charity and best to my heart they do a lot of work for Mountaineers. During May, June and July 2019 Mountain Aid, the hillwalkers’ charity, organised a successful fundraising campaign “Corbetts for Courses”. Over the … Continue reading

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30 years on I still miss the man Al MacLeod –

Al Macleod 14/7/1989 Looking through some photos especially with modern media   of a few pals and great memories come flooding back. I saw a photo today and my mate was full of life with that huge grin of Al MacLeod … Continue reading

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Avalanche Awareness

As the first snow is forecast on the mountains this week it’s worth discussing Avalanche Awareness. Most Mountaineers have all the gear all costing so much cash but few spend money on Avalanche Awareness training. I would advise every winter … Continue reading

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Tom Patey – One Man’s Mountains.

I head up to the North West to Ullapool this weekend. Ullapool is a gateway to the promised land. It was and is a place of incredible beauty and wildness a place I love. It was the home of a … Continue reading

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