Category Archives: Films

Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture.FortWilliam Mountain Festival.

Thank you all in every Mountains Rescue team SARDA and the SAR rescue helicopter that are a huge part of me gaining this award. I feel so humbled. This is the write up: from the Fort William Mountain Festival. Expert … Continue reading

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Glen Nevis a place of many memories

Yesterday I did a wee bit of filming with Dave and Claire McLeod. The weather held for us and we got a few shots and a wee video done.The drive down was okay apart from Inverness which seems to have … Continue reading

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Channel 5 at 2100 : Planes that won the war The Lancaster a piece on Lancaster crash on Beinn Eighe.

I did some filming a few years ago for this program assisted by Torridon MRT . It has been out on hold as COVID hit. It will probably be a small part in the program but it was a stunning … Continue reading

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An Teallach memories. Recent and Past.

An Teallach – to see it’s jagged profile in the distance makes any mountaineer want to reach its summits. This to me is best seen from “Destitution Road” the A832 which has a sad history built during a time of … Continue reading

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The Rescue – what an incredible film. Gives you faith in people working together. Politicians take note .

During the storm I managed to watch “The Rescue” what an insight into a huge Cave Rescue. ‘The Rescue’ chronicles the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped deep inside a flooded cave. It was … 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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The Final Ascent – The Legend of Hamish MacInnes

  I am lucky to have known Hamish for many years last saw him on the weekend before the lock-down, He is still some man, when he got ill a few years back we all feared the worse but in … Continue reading

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Banff Mountain Film Festival Inverness – a great night. Great motivation on the final film about and 82 year old to life – “No Problem a great Mantra”

Last night I went to the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Eden Court Inverness. Banff in Canada is a place I know well from my many visits in the 80’s, 90, and onwards ice climbing. What a country Canada is … Continue reading

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Avalanche Awareness

As the first snow is forecast on the mountains this week it’s worth discussing Avalanche Awareness. Most Mountaineers have all the gear all costing so much cash but few spend money on Avalanche Awareness training. I would advise every winter … Continue reading

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The Film the Dawn Wall – El Capitan an incredible story.

Last night I watched The Dawn Wall with Yvette my stepdaughter her choice it was an incredible story and to me easily as good as the recent Mountaineering film Free Solo. The Dawn Wall is an account Of Tommy Caldwell … Continue reading

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