Category Archives: Book

Be careful – lots of snow about. Be Avalanche aware.

It’s great to read of folk climbing enjoying the winter. There is lots of snow falling over the next few days. Please be careful and read the weather and Avalanche Reports. Things have moved on over the years the weather … Continue reading

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A great read “ The Bond” by Simon McCartney.

My pal Terry Moore had chased me to read this book, I was not disappointed what a read. The book was written years after two stunning ascents in Alaska. The climbs at time were so legendary that some believed they … Continue reading

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Tom Patey Ones Man’s Legacy – a review from “All things Cuillin” by Adrain Trednall.

Tom Patey One Man’s Legacy – Tom Patey has always been a hero of mine. I was brought into mountaineering with folk who knew and climbed with him. The stories of his climbs and escapades are incredible. During my mountaineering … Continue reading

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“Towards The Ogre” book launch – Clive Rowland at the Bandstand Nairn starts at 7 pm 1 Sept.

Tonight I will be helping a great pal Clive Rowland in his book launch at the Nairn Book Festival. I have the honour to do a short introduction for Clive. I have been so lucky to know Clive for many … Continue reading

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Towards the Ogre update – Thursday 1st Sept at the Bandstand Nairn at 1900.

Exciting news for the mountaineering and climbing community as a brand-new book is launched. Details below and attached. THE EVENT Towards the Ogre by Clive Rowland Book Launch Thursday 1st September 2022 at 7pm Bandstand Bar & Restaurant, The Bandstand Hotel, … Continue reading

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Hostile Habitats Scotlands Mountain Environment. Hill Flowers and Fauna.

I have always loved seeing the varied flowers and fauna that exist in our mountains. I even hired my pal Tom MacDonald to show me the flowers and Fauna in my backyard the Cairngorms. Within half a mile he showed … Continue reading

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Awaiting for a new book “one Man’s Legacy” a forthcoming publication on Tom Patey. Great news Scottish Mountaineering Press .

It’s great to hear that a new book on Tom Patey is in the process. I cannot wait to get a copy. Some of his tales are in a collection of his writing which I have always enjoyed. This is … Continue reading

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May 2022 – St Kilda trip back on Terra Firma.

Yesterday was sheltering awaiting the storm to die down. We satiated on boat all day till late afternoon as it would have been crazy to launch the inflatable in that weather. We all enjoyed the break. The weather and light … Continue reading

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A wee reminder of winter.

Yesterday I had planned a wander with David Lintren. We had met years ago and had wanted to do a wee piece for Walk Highlands. David Lintern is an award-winning photographer and writer, an average mountaineer and a below average runner. … Continue reading

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Wreckers Slab – from the words of babes ?

My mate Pete Greening wrote this “While on holiday in Cornwall in Aug 2013 David Whalley (Heavy) enters into the spirit of things by doing his best impression of climber/surfer/visionary/Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, during an ascent of Wrecker’s Slab” I … Continue reading

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