Category Archives: Books

A visit to Aberdeen and Insch and a wee talk for the Guides with some old pals.

Yesterday was a busy day I was off to Aberdeen to see Ashleigh in her new flat in Aberdeen it was pouring when I left home. The rest of the UK had a heatwave going! The usually busy Aberdeen road was … Continue reading

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Home after a great trip from Oxford to John O Groats # RideforReuben

Well the great adventure is over and the cycle to John O Groats is ended. It was some trip 8 days on the road and nearly 800 miles cycled. It was to me so  scary to watch at times as … Continue reading

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35 years ago in May 1982 Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker went missing on the “Unclimbed Ridge of Everest”

It is 35 years ago that Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker went missing on Everst on the then called “Unclimbed ridge” As I was researching for the Moray Mountaineering Club lecture a few years ago , I was sent a … Continue reading

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New book coming out soon – Lost to the Isles LOST TO THE ISLES – Accounts of Military Aircraft Accidents Around the Scottish Isles 1945-1990.

The Islands of Scotland are special places and I remember my father taking me to the Isle of Arran and on these great mountains  showing me some of the aircraft wrecks that are on the hills. My Dad told me … Continue reading

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Fingers just back to normal after Skye – new Munro book “Millennial Munros” A Posties Round.

I was in Skye for 4 days over a week ago staying at The Junior Mountaineering Club hut at Coruisk we had great weather and a superb time. Skye is famous for it rough rock Gabbro ( I used to … Continue reading

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Glendessary – Sgurr Cos na Breachd – laoigh ( peak of the cave or bonny calf) and unpronounceable name.

These early starts It was up at 0500 away at 0630 and it was raining when I left to pick up Derrick the birthday boy 75 yesterday in Forres and then on to Dunphail to pick up Babs. The rain … Continue reading

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The last day in Skye a catch up and yes that hill again Sgur Na Stri but with a twist!

Apologises for the late blog but I am just back from Assynt and thought I would catch up with my last hill day on Skye with the Moray Mountaineering Club. We were all tired after a late night the rest … Continue reading

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