Category Archives: Equipment

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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Memories of Wales – The 14 peaks – grand days out on the rock and ice.

After visiting Wales on a Golfing trip last week it got me thinking of my great days on the hills and climbing in Wales. It was the late 70’s I had just come from Scotland from up in the North … Continue reading

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Wales – memories of a wild savage weekend in the Cairngorms.

It’s good being back in Wales where I am down golfing for a few days. We bumped into Pete a Climbing instructor from the Navy at Llandudno golf club. I had not seen Pete since the mid 80’s. He worked … Continue reading

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Beach Clean up at Hopeman East Beach.

You can tell she is back my Stepdaughter Yvette only a few days after returning home from the far South she was organising a Beach Clean on our local Hopeman Beach. This is where she grew up and loves this … Continue reading

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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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