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The rivers are in spate be aware – As always Nature rules and respect the weather. There will always be another day?

River Awareness Two of my friends recently very experienced mountaineers  who I spoke to this week have had snags with rivers and the rain is still falling with today a break and then more rain for the weekend. One pal … Continue reading

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The Wellington aircraft crash near Geal Charn 10 December 1942 and a survivors story. The Corrour Tragedy.

Yesterday I had a lovely visit from Andrew and Karin Miller who had travelled all the way from Australia. They had been trying to get information on an aircraft crash that a relative died in during the war. He told … Continue reading

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Plockton on the West Coast two great days with special folk. Thanks

I have been over in Plockton again staying in the wonderful Station House at the railway station. My hosts were an old pal Lyle and Judy Brotherton and Byron the dog! The Old Station is now converted into a holiday … Continue reading

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A long but inspiring day speaking to three Primary schools in the Lockerbie area.

I was up at 0500 from my sisters in Prestwick for the 90 mile drive to Lockerbie. It was a grand drive as the sunrise and mist of the stunning Ayrshire country welcomed Autumn and the approach of winter. I … Continue reading

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How often does the media use and misuse phrases like “Legends” “walking in the footsteps of Giants? “

This photo shows the Simple gear and equipment used on the hill 1951 on the recovery of 8 casualties from the Lancaster Crash on Beinn Eighe in that wild winter. How often does the media get it wrong we have … Continue reading

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An update on what is planned for the Celebration of Ted Atkins Life – Sat 20 th Oct in Brodick the Isle of Arran .

This is from Shona and Lewis. “Just wanted to give people an update on what is planned for the Celebration of Ted’s life. The church service will be in Brodick church at 2pm, will be conducted by my Dad, and … Continue reading

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Meeting an amazing man Hamish Brown author.

Last weekend I had the privilege of meeting a man I have huge admiration for Hamish Brown. His wonderful books on the mountains have always been inspirational to me. As a young man I devoured them and found especially his … Continue reading

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