Category Archives: Avalanche info

Heading to Achnasheallach “Gerry’s Hostel” for the weekend. Weather dependant?

Depending on the weather I am heading to the North West meeting Brent and Dianne at Tarvie all weather dependant if no go I will come back home. I stayed in Gerry’s Hostel over 40 years ago on a walk … Continue reading

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Tranter Winter Round Record shattered – Live every day and never put off what needs done.

Named after Philip Tranter, who first completed it in 1964, this is considered to be Scotland’s original 24 hour challenge, before being extended by Charlie Ramsay in 1978. It is a round of some 36 miles and over 20,000′ taking … Continue reading

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A tricky day on Beinn Liath Mhor and thanks to the Mountain Rescue Teams and SARDA who continue to search so the families can have closure. Sadly Archie the pointer dog was located yesterday .

Many will know that this year is a big winter and there have been some tragic accidents. Sadly my sisters nephews Alan and Neil were involved in an accident in the Torridon hills. Neil has been found and the Alan … Continue reading

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At last a short wander in the Cairngorms Sron a’Cha-no – then a chat on Mountain Skills in Aviemore – full house.

Due to many reasons I have not been on the hill much recently the main one was tragedy of my sisters nephews ( one still missing on the hill) was a hard time for all. I had promised to speak … Continue reading

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2018 – This is a Big Winter and year of the Big Snows and even bigger Cornices. Snow shoes some thoughts.

This is a big winter the first for many years and so many are loving the hills and enjoying the blue skies and big snows. Every weekend thousands are out having fun and it is wonderful seeing all my pals … Continue reading

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Thinking of Lochaber MRT on their search on Beinn a Chaorainn. (Roybridge) Advice for Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing

Lochaber MRT photo. From Lochaber MRT – “The team have been out again today looking for a missing person who fell through a cornice yesterday afternoon on Beinn a Chaorainn. Once again very challenging conditions are limiting efforts to perform … Continue reading

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“The experiences of our past are still the best road map to our future” Should we learn from mountain accidents?-

As I am still aware of the tragic events that are happening this winter on the hills are raw to many. I know full well the consequences of this as it is my sisters nephews who were lost in last … Continue reading

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