Category Archives: Books

Sometimes a photo cheers you up. The magical Suiliven.

Seen from the West this wonderful mountain  looks like a huge pillar and what a mountain its is. I have been lucky enough to have climbed on it and sailed past it on a journey round the West Coast in … Continue reading

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Avalanche at Kintail on the Saddle possibly late 80’s looking for information.

I am doing some research into an avalanche that involved the Moray Mountaineering club on a bus meet to Kintail. A hill party were Avalanched on the Saddle at Kintail I think the dates were late 80′,s early 90’s. Can any … Continue reading

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Cycle to Syracuse film on Borders Tv. Thank you all for your support.

Thank you to Borders TV The full story of ‘Cycle to Syracuse’ – a charity bike ride by five Lockerbie residents to the New York university which lost 35 students when Pan Am flight 103 was bombed over Scotland in … Continue reading

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Gwen Moffat – International Federation of Mountain Guides Association an icon of her time. Thanks

This is from Facebook “She is Gwen Mary Moffat, the first british IFMGA woman (1953). British Mountain Guides Moffat discovered her passion for mountaineering during the 40´s while climbing in Snowdonia, the Lakes, Scotland and the Alps. All along the … Continue reading

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Good pals a grand book “Scotland’s Mountain with one Axe” and watch “Roads less travelled” tonight BBC2 at 1830 .

Yesterday I had a few visitors and great craik my great pal John Cosgrove who put my bike back on the rollers for the winter so I can train. John says he has visions of me going through the wall … Continue reading

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A bit more on the Scottish Avalanche Service – Blyth Wright, Bob Barton and Mark Diggins .

Peter White – Ex RAF MRT and Glencoe MRT “It’s come a long way. When it was first rolled out in the late 80’s I got a phone call from a certain Eric Langmuir. He spoke for five minutes before … Continue reading

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A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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