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Climbing in the Mountains – Read this please Tip, Tap Test?

Unfortunately there has been a couple of bad accidents in the Cairngorms over the weekend one involving a pal Ron Walker who was hurt when a loose block came away. Ron has given his permission to repeat his tale and … Continue reading

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John Coull – Mountaineer,Sailor, Arctic  Explorer and lover of Adventure.

Details of – JC Coull Funeral service to be held Friday 16th June at 14:30 Moray Crematorium, Broadly, by Buckie, AB56 5HQ. At my dad’s request please wear something bright or tartan. Then onto a celebration of John’s life at … Continue reading

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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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