Category Archives: Books

The Munros an appreciation what they have meant to me!

The Munros an appreciation July 2017 The Munros 41 years on. I am looking back on the Munros days what a great way to learn about this wonderful  country, the mountains their hidden secrets , friendship on the hills and … Continue reading

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“Tackle climbing this way” John Disley an old book but interesting.

Met a pal young Stue Coulthard he gave me some of his old mountauneering books on Friday and some great information in them “Tackle Climbing this way” by John Disley written in 1959 is a gem. Heading out Laggan way … Continue reading

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Another bit of culture ? Favourite Mountain Poems Norman MacCaig “Man in Assynt” after the great banter of mountain Music?

The interest in the blog yesterday about Mountain Music I thought we would continue in this vein.  My favourite poet is a no brainer and it took me years to hear and read these great words of “A man in … Continue reading

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Eric Liddell –  One of Scotland’s finest men. “In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best.”

Eric Liddell – Have you heard of this incredible person? Yesterday on radio Scotland Allan Wells  Gold Medal winner in the 1980 games was speaking about Eric Liddel who won a Gold medal in the 1924 Olympics in Paris after … Continue reading

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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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