Category Archives: Films

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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One Last Climb – the incredible Eric Jones Mountaineer – Sky Diver – Adventure.

I just watched this incredible film on Catch up “The Last Climb” it was superb and a great insight into an incredible man and his life. I was very lucky to meet Eric a lot on North Wales at his … Continue reading

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A message from a relative from the Lancaster that crashed on Beinn Eighe in 1951.

Yesterday I received this comment from my visit to Beinn Eighe to the Lancaster crash . Even though it crashed in March 1951 it was an incredible comment from the sister of one of the crew. She was only 12 … Continue reading

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One of those special days on Beinn Eighe in Torridon.Watching Eagles soar.

Yesterday it was an early start for some filming for Channel 5 for a tv program on the Famous Lancaster aircraft. In March 1951 a Lancaster crashed in Beinn Eighe in Torridon just below the main ridge sadly killing all … Continue reading

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When I joined Mountain Rescue in the 70’s the Mountaineering World was life was dominated by males. I was amazed to meet Molly Porter a strong powerful leader and Mountaineer who then was the leader of the Cairngorm MRT. Coming … Continue reading

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This is the second part of the above incident. When you arrive at such a scene of incredible trauma and destruction it is amazing how you cope. This was the job the RAF Mountain Rescue train for an unfortunately this … Continue reading

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Yesterday I traveled to Glasgow hopefully for my Laser Eye surgery. I got a lift from a pal to Inverness for the bus to Glasgow. The road from Forres stank of smoke from the wild fireS that is still ongoing … Continue reading

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