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A busy day with the girls Christmas fun and then some media interest from our trip to Syracuse.

Yesterday was a bit full on I am down South at last getting some time with the girls at last. I had promised that I would do a chat with “Heart” radio and a photo for Times newspaper after our … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe Poem – Tomorrow is my great pal Joss Goslings Funeral in Fort William my thoughts are with the family.

Beinn Eighe poem Unseen from the road, the majestic cliffs are hidden. The long walk, views expanding as we climb. 2016-January-Liathach-pinacles.jpg Liathach brooding in the mist, is watching? As usual we meet a family of deer Family of Deer Beinn … Continue reading

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A wee reminder to check each other before you climb. “Buddy buddy “ checks so important.

It’s amazing how quickly you forget things No matter how experienced you think you are. We did a few rock climbs the other day at Reiff in a cold day in the North West. I had not climbed for ages … Continue reading

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Skye – F111 Crash 7 Dec 1982 – Sgurr na Stri .

I make no excuse for putting this article up again this incident was to me life changing and after I returned from America from the commemoration for the 30 th Anniversary of Lockerbie I spoke to a few folk about … Continue reading

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Great walk round the Northern Corries of Cairngorm. No wind lots of snow and stunning views.

I decided to get out for a wander today and though I am still recover from bronchitis but needed to get out. I had a short cycle yesterday only a few miles on my mountain bike and felt a bit … Continue reading

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Interesting program on the big changes at Cairngorm Ski Resort on the Radio Scotland on the Out of Doors show.

Many will already be aware that the company Natural Retreats the operators running the Cairngorm Ski area has gone into receivership. This is one of Scotland’s busiest skiing areas and one that is loved by many. BBC news https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46389488 Natural … Continue reading

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Character building – Bivying – I learnt from Bivouacking from that.

Nowadays thanks to great books like Munromoonwalker many are spending the night out on the hills. In the RAF Teams we used to have to bivouacs regularly mainly to get a trust in the gear we carried, In the early … Continue reading

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