Category Archives: Books

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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Books – Hamish MacInnes’ Call – out.

This is the classic tale of the early days of mountain rescue mainly in Glencoe, Scotland. Hamish is a world-class mountaineer and yet he spent so much time helping his fellow man and women in distress on these wild hills. … Continue reading

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Heading North for Ben Hee 873 metres – “The Fairy Hill“

I am hopefully heading North its a 2 and a half hour drive up to Merknd Lodge, my plan Ben Hee 873 metres “The fairy hill”. which appears to be a fairly rounded hill from the A838 road – has … Continue reading

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As hill records Tumble ?

Many years ago I met the late Blyth Wright who at that time he was one of the “Glenmore Lodge Mafia”. At that time I was very interested in Avalanches having been unfortunately involved in a few. We met fairly … Continue reading

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Frank Card RIP RAF Mountain Rescue – Montrose/Edzell 1949-51

Frank Card RIP Montrose/Edzell 1949-51 Frank wrote the book Whensover. I saw this on the RAF MRT Association on Facebook Page from Alister Haveron. “I had a call from Jo with the sad news that Frank passed away on the … Continue reading

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Ardgour – Garbh Bheinn – A past visit to Alan Grouts Memorial.

Ardgour  is special place and has a ferry and if not used a long drive along some wild single track roads, It has no Munros but many great Corbetts and acres of unclimbed rock. Many of the hills are pathless … Continue reading

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Hostile Habitats – a great book from the SMC Guide books. Respect, Protect , Enjoy.

The hills are looking superb just now and it’s great to be able to identify some of the plants you see on the hills and wild land. This book is superb to help you get to know familiar flowers and … Continue reading

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What is your favourite Island?

There is something special about getting a ferry to an Island, it is always to me a magical experience, especially if the Island has mountains on it. I love being surrounded by the sea and the smell of the sea, … Continue reading

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Looking back on a great climb the Devils Slide on Lundy.

It seems years ago but I was looking back to some photos of a trip to Lundy Island to climb the Devils Slide Lundy with a great pal Dan Carrol. Where is Lundy Island? North Devon Lundy lies off the … Continue reading

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An Old Classic – On Scottish Hills B.H.Humble

This old classic book was returned to me a few years ago by an old pal. I put it way as it was my Dad’s copy that he loved. It had been scribbled on by one of my step kids … Continue reading

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