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Mountain Aid Step into winter talk – yesterday in Dundee with great assistance from the Ancrum Mountaineering Club and Tayside Mountain Rescue another good evening.

Last night was my second last talk “Step into Winter” in a busy week for Mountain Aid on Mountain Safety. I left Ayr for my trip to Dundee and it was an easy journey no rain today. Arriving early to … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Talk in Irvine a great night good crowd and good Craick . Thank you all for your support from the two local Mountaineering clubs.

Yesterday after a long drive back from Dunfermline from my first of 5 Mountain Aid Talks on Step up to Winter. I drove back to Ayr it poured all the way home. I was staying with my sister in Ayr … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Step into Winter talks today Irvine Harbour Arts Centre at 0730.

last night was a long drive to Dunfermline in the rain the hills were covered in mist as I stopped on the A9. I was down for a chat last night to a packed audience of lovers of the outdoors. … Continue reading

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Day 4 – New York – Media , city cycling , great weather then 100 miles a big day to stay with the Hudson family . So many feelings arriving in the dark .

We were up at 0500 for Tv and leaving Central Park New York it was bitter cold and slow start getting the media pieces done. This we must do to spread the story of what we are doing. Our pals … Continue reading

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Day 3 to New York Central Park .

At last I was back on the bike what a start we set off from a park, dedicated to the memory of Rick Monetti, who died on Pan Am 103. The family saw us off it was emotional and we … Continue reading

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Recovering from a long day then visit Arlington cemetery. Bikes fitted meet the support crew and see Washington at night.

We had a quick interview with the media individually after breakfast. I was still suffering from jet lag after being up for 22 hours the day before. It was then go to the incredible Arlington cemetery in Washington and what … Continue reading

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A very wet cycle ride from Edinburgh to Lockerbie. 70 miles of heavy rain but with such incredible people. Thank you all the support crews and the riders.

Yesterday it was an early rise up at 0500 and away from Edinburgh to Lockerbie for the 0730 Cycle event . I was with my pal Mark Hartree who was with me in the RAF Mountain Rescue Team involved in … Continue reading

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