Category Archives: Avalanche info

Thanks all for a good night at Dumbarton for the Mountain Aid Talk – tonight talk at Kilmarnock at the Caprington Golf Club.

I left Moray in poor weather yesterday it was sleeting as I was heading for Dumbarton about 200 miles away for a Mountain Talk I am doing for the Charity Mountain Aid. It is a serious of talks for the … Continue reading

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Winter walk November West to East 1977 Day 15 -Luibielt bothy to Stob Coire Easian and Stob Coire Mheadhoin Corrour Youth Hostel – Beinn Na Lap Beinn Eibhinn. Aonach Beag , Geal Charn and Carn Dearg.

The 1977 West to East November the month of wild weather short daylight.  This was the first expedition in to attempt a Traverse of Scotland in November winter. This walk was the based on an idea by the late John … Continue reading

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Get ready for winter live tonight Q & A on Facebook at 1930 organised by Mountaineering Scotland.

Tonight is the live Facebook Q&A sessions at 1930. Mountaineering Scotland  – Join us online for our first ever Facebook Live Q&A, hosted by mountain safety advisor Heather Morning, with a panel of experts from Scotland’s mountaineering community. We’ll be … Continue reading

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Getting ready for winter in the mountains – are you ready? 

Many will know that I am always willing to share a thought about getting ready for the winter in the mountain. Yesterday several pals sent me photos of their day on the hill with a smattering of snow down. I … Continue reading

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A tragic and sad Avalanche accident on Imp Peak Montana but so many lessons to learn. 

I have just read a tragic story of an Avalanche last week in the USA in Montana early October and the winter has taken its toll already. My thoughts are as always with the families and friends who have lost … Continue reading

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The tale of  Teallach the two climbers and a snow hole in the Cairngorms

I once had a dog called Teallach, (the softest long-haired Alsatian you could ever meet) hefinished his Munros in 1985 and he had only twelve left for his second time around, when he unfortunately passed away. He had a life … Continue reading

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Should we ever criticise those who get into trouble on the hills?

Recently there has been a few comments in the papers about “Stupid Climbers” Should we be criticising folk after a rescue, I have been asked this regularly by friends who hold both views.  In the past it was rarely done … Continue reading

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