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The old Man of Stoer and an early ascent. What a classic day out The late Tom Patey and mates thank you!

I have plenty of time just now to look back on some classic days . The Old man of Storr was one of these just along the Coast from Lochinver. Its a sea cliff that brings back so many memories. … Continue reading

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Lockdown Thoughts : a few trips Abroad The Wall of light – Canada Weeping Wall. Bugs MacKeith and our early trip.

It was the winter of 1984 had been to the Alps on several occasions but this was my first big trip. Canada in winter then was a big proposition nowadays many do it but then it was and felt a … Continue reading

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Updated new Munro’s Guide book from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide books.

BRAND NEW MUNROS HILLWALKERS’ GUIDEBOOK 🎉 This fully revised edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club’s original and best-selling guidebook The Munros describes the best walking routes on Scotland’s 282 mountains above 3000ft. 🟢 New descriptions for all 282 Munros & … Continue reading

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Two Star Red – the early days of hill communication.

It’s hard to imagine in the early days of Mountain Rescue the simple ways of recalling hill parties of the hill. It was by flares but there were so many parties on the hill that some never saw them due … Continue reading

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Doug Scott another legend gone .

Another great gone – Doug Scott cult hero extreme mountaineer. Yet he was a kind and caring man who did so much for Nepal and its people. population. His love of the country and after so many expeditions to the … Continue reading

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Night Navigation on the Dava Moor with the Moray Mountaineering club. A few lessons re learned!

Night Navigation with the Moray Mountaineering Club. We all met on the Dava Moor just as it was getting dark in November. The Club had organised a Night navigation evening we all turned up in Separate cars as per Covid … Continue reading

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The Munros a look back to 1976

I am looking back on the early Munros days what a great way to learn about this wonderful country, the mountains their hidden secrets, friendship on the hills and of course it’s people. I was on a mission to plan … Continue reading

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The Valley of 100 hills Sgurr Dubh – Torridon.

At the weekend we headed for Torridon the forecast looked good. There would be many others out on the hills so we plan to try to be away from the crowds. There are two Corbett’s on the South Side of … Continue reading

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I learned about winter mountaineering from this. Lancet Edge Avalanche.

The magnificent Lancet Edge a great winter scramble, it was from roughly here that we were avalanched in 1972 . This picture was taken over 30 years later! This is the story and worth retelling . This was the final … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Guy Lacelle.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/10/vertical_ice_the_spirit_of_guy_lacelle-72523 From UKC – “This week’s Friday Night Video takes a look at the life of Guy Lacelle, a renowned ice climber who tragically died in an avalanche just over ten years ago. He had made groundbreaking ascents from the … Continue reading

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