Category Archives: Charity

International Women’s Day 2018: One who did so much Gwen Moffat Guide.Mountaineer, author and pioneer well worth a read.

My inspiration was my Mum – but that is for another day. Today is International Women’s Day  and nowadays  there are so many inspirational Women  about. I give lectures and talks all over Scotland and there are so many women … Continue reading

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Great Night at Lochaber the Fort William Mountain Festival / a night in the footsteps of giants !

Yesterday I was asked to speak at the Fort William Film Festival a true honour and present Lochaber MRT with an an award for 50 years of Service! I had a busy day visiting some great folk and missed out … Continue reading

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Enjoyable chat at Hopeman then a visit a local charity Outfitmoray and a few thoughts on my struggle to write my book! 

A chat at Hopeman lovely group / a local charity Outfitmoray and a few thoughts on my struggle to write my book! I had a lovely morning yesterday talking to the ladies of the Hopeman Be Active Live Longer (BALL) … Continue reading

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Chat to local B.A.L.L Group (Be Active Live Longer). The Moray Coast stunning walking, cycling and wildlife. Not to be rushed.

Now and again I am privileged to talk to local groups and today this morning I am speaking to the B.A.L.L Group at Hopeman. They are usually good fun and it is great to pass on the message of the … Continue reading

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A wander today Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres and today BBC – Radio Scotland Snow and Ice – The Brainwaves program Today Wed 27 Dec radio Scotland at 1330 ! Well worth a listen !

Good morning everyone I hope to manage a short day on the hill today just off the A9 near Tomatin  Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres, we are meeting in Inverness and we will see how my cold is. Yesterday … Continue reading

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“The Right to Roam” a right we take for granted in Scotland. Patagonia film sums it up. The Mountain Bothies Association.

  That great company Patagonia a hugely environmentally friendly company have helped made a great wee video about a trip to Scotland in winter by some snowboarders from the USA . It really tugs at my heart strings and is … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – Hill days and ice climbs on past Christmas Periods. Can you donate to the Homeless?

Yesterday was busy I spent most of the night coughing and lots of broken sleep the usual Christmas cold that sweeps the village. I managed to get into shops early though they were still busy at 0700 a bit of … Continue reading

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