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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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Getting ready for winter? Maps and route planning?

Route planning in winter ? Maps, Gps and changes over the years. I used to love getting out the maps and planning my hill days now it’s so easy with so many great Guide books and advice on the net … Continue reading

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The rivers are in spate be aware – As always Nature rules and respect the weather. There will always be another day?

River Awareness Two of my friends recently very experienced mountaineers  who I spoke to this week have had snags with rivers and the rain is still falling with today a break and then more rain for the weekend. One pal … Continue reading

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Jenny Graham now in Spain ! Going well look at her face in the photos that’s over 100 days of effort. Estimated roughly 1610 miles to go ! Unsupported round the World.

Jenny Current location: Mérida, Spain Miles covered so far: 16,664 Estimated miles to go: 1,610 Jenny has made it back to Europe! She is truly entering the last phase of her around the world adventure now… A herculean effort took … Continue reading

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Heading West to Plockton and a wee chat in Duffus to the Scottish Womens’ Institute SWI.

Last night I had a wee chat to the local Duffus Scottish Womens’ Institute, I enjoy these chats and it helps spread the word of what Mountain Rescue and SARDA do. Few of the public realise how many incidents are … Continue reading

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A big day in Fisherfield and an unplanned night in the bothy at Shenevall

In the early 80’s I was into big days on the hills. In Mountain Rescue we trained hard for the inevitable call out after a long day on the hill or after work! To get fit we pushed out the … Continue reading

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A long but inspiring day speaking to three Primary schools in the Lockerbie area.

I was up at 0500 from my sisters in Prestwick for the 90 mile drive to Lockerbie. It was a grand drive as the sunrise and mist of the stunning Ayrshire country welcomed Autumn and the approach of winter. I … Continue reading

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