Category Archives: Book

“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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Slowing down? It means more time to look around away from the hills. A visit to “Ring of Bright Water country” to ease the legs. Ticks be aware !

I find nowadays that after a day on the hill I enjoy a “recovery wander” in the local area if I am away from home. I was at Arnisdale this weekend on Beinn Sgreathill and we had to be in … Continue reading

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The Fox of Glencoe the adventures of Hamish MacInnes a book by the Scottish Mountain Press.

It’s great to see that this long awaited book is coming out. I have my copy is ordered ! From Scottish Mountaineering Press “The Fox of Glencoe chronicles the adventures of the legendary Hamish MacInnes and his achievements in the … Continue reading

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Colonsay – The Whale sculpture.

I listen to the news that so many folk want to go abroad for a holiday yet in Scotland there is so much to see. How many miss out ? I was very lucky to get a break with my … Continue reading

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