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The Falklands – a winter climb on Harriet.

I was privileged to spend two tours in the Falklands when I was in the RAF. It is a wonderful place for wildlife and mountains. Most of the popular peaks are less than 1000 feet and were the scene of … Continue reading

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Carnach Bridge update from the Knoydart Ranger Service

Carnach Bridge Update: Please be advised that the footbridge over the River Carnach at NM865964 is still closed. “The bridge has arrived at the estate and they are preparing to site it. Unfortunately, the hand rails and fixings provided were … Continue reading

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Imagine a Course in Glencoe with these guys! Climbing belts and Whillans Harness.

I found this poster in my tidy up can you imagine doing a course with these guys in Glencoe? This was what I got issued with a yellow climbing belt and a screw gate plus 2 slings and karabiners. The … Continue reading

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Diran Pakistan Part 2 – Moving up the hill, avalanches and near epics.

Diran 7257 metres or  23948 ft in Pakistan was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Australian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful. It … Continue reading

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Fraochaidh a grand Corbett with great company superb views and lots of clegs.

I needed a hill day as I have been down visiting my sick sister. It’s never easy seeing someone you love ill and trying to help. It makes you appreciate life and your health so much. My pal Terry Moore … Continue reading

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I was out yesterday down my local cliffs at Cummingston it’s a wonderful place with caves,  cliffs,  rock pools and the sea. Many walk by it on the Moray Coastal path yet its a magical place.  It’s a place I … Continue reading

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I am out with the Moray Mountaineering Club on a Bus Meet to Glen Feshie the rain is battering down. This is the forecast Scotland: A wet day with extensive hill fog and drizzly rain; heaviest and most persistent in … Continue reading

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