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Channel 5 at 2100 : Planes that won the war The Lancaster a piece on Lancaster crash on Beinn Eighe.

I did some filming a few years ago for this program assisted by Torridon MRT . It has been out on hold as COVID hit. It will probably be a small part in the program but it was a stunning … Continue reading

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The Cromdales and a visit to the crash site of a RAF Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, Carn a’ Ghille Chearr, 710 metres Cromdale Hills.

I have visited the Cromdales a few times mainly on the odd winter course when we skied from Grantown on Spey. This was due to heavy snow at various years stopping us going to the Cairngorms. Yet I have never … Continue reading

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An Teallach memories. Recent and Past.

An Teallach – to see it’s jagged profile in the distance makes any mountaineer want to reach its summits. This to me is best seen from “Destitution Road” the A832 which has a sad history built during a time of … Continue reading

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Fathers Day ! Thanks Dad .

Today is Father’s Day it always makes me think of my Dad who passed away over 35 years ago. I wrote this piece a few years ago and memories came flooding back of how incredible parents I had.   My … Continue reading

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Takithame ? Good Karma seeing the Dolphins . Marine waste.

The other day I dragged a lot of plastic netting old fishing gear near the cycle track. I had passed it for several years like so many but decided to do something so I dragged it onto the fence. Hoping … Continue reading

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More On Quotes.

There were some great quotes I thought I would share them with you all. “You can’t carry experience youth” “There’s old climbers and there’s bold climbers. But there’s no old bold climbers” The mountains are not a gymnasium for your … Continue reading

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Sept 1978 – Dutch Atlantic aircraft crashed in the sea off Colonsay . All crew recovered safely.

14 September 1978 – A Dutch surveillance Breguet crashed in the sea west of Scotland after the explosion of the right RollsRoyce engine. Everyone was okay and they were all rescued by helicopter. The sea luckily was flat calm and … Continue reading

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Dog sitting in Colonsay !

Colonsay is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, located north of Islay and south of Mull. The ancestral home of Clan Macfie and the Colonsay branch of Clan MacNeil, it is in the council area of Argyll and … Continue reading

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Denali ascent – “a closely run summit” by Jimmy Clethero RIP

Many expeditions have untold tales especially in the military this is one is told in my pals words about the late Jimmy Clethero. In these days there were lots of things that remain “untold” I hope you appreciate “ Stampys” … Continue reading

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The mystery of the Wellington aircraft crash on the Island of Soay near St Kilda.

SOAY CRASH INVESTIGATION. Continue reading

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