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Winter Skill talk in Aviemore tonight! Hopefully a wander before I go.

I am away to Aviemore tonight for my Winter Talk in the Cairngorm Hotel at 8 pm, I hope to get a wander before the chat and leave home late morning. It hopefully will be a good evening and is … Continue reading

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2018 – This is a Big Winter and year of the Big Snows and even bigger Cornices. Snow shoes some thoughts.

This is a big winter the first for many years and so many are loving the hills and enjoying the blue skies and big snows. Every weekend thousands are out having fun and it is wonderful seeing all my pals … Continue reading

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In praise of winter mountaineering ? A letter worth a read?

This week has been a great one and at times a hard one my Grand-kids were up and at 4 and 7 full of life! How I miss them when they go home to the Deep South!  I am still … Continue reading

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The Police offer some advice and a few comments from yesterday’s blog on Mountain Tragedies.

Yesterday was a busy day as my grand kids arrived and we had some fun as the sun shone in the bitter wind. It was just what you need after a sad weekend with so much happening. The joy of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a personal Mountain Tragedy and a huge thanks to all who risk their lives for us.

These words from my nephew on the search for his Uncles. “God bless all those in the search, human and canine alike.” After over 40 years involved in Mountain Rescue every mountain accident is a tragedy. Over the years my … Continue reading

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Sadly one of the missing brothers has been located in Wester Ross.

As many will know Alan and Neil Gibson had been missing since Thursday Teams searching for two missing brothers in the hills of Wester Ross have sadly found a body. In a statement by the Police in Inverness said “the … Continue reading

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Missing brothers in the North West – a big search on going in Wester Ross.

As i write this I had planned a night with pals in a snow hole overnight in the Cairngorms but put it off due to windy  weather forecast, Instead I will go for a Coastal walk with pals. The news … Continue reading

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