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Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition 13 to 16 Oct 1967 End of Day 1 – 13 Oct to 14 Oct 1967 Location Forest Bridge near Loch Doon We had had a long first day and camped in a “perfect” location. … Continue reading

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After I gave my talk in Ayr On Wednesday I was given some photocopied papers and two great photos at the end of a long day. I had driven from home to Ayr that day 4 hours and set up … Continue reading

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I am up in the North West staying with friends for the night at Elphin in a cottage about 30 minutes North of Ullapool! After a great night I got up early to watch the sunrise this place to me … Continue reading

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It’s been a long time since I have been out on the hill. This was long overdue but due to Bronchitis I had to take a few months off add to that a fall where I hurt my ribs I … Continue reading

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The Eyes have it!

I wrote a blog yesterday it must have sounded a bit gloomy sorry as I got a few calls about it.  I wrote that I had to go private to get my Cataracts done a 47 week waiting list just … Continue reading

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A simple life saver – the Whistle!

I am amazed by folk recently during a Mountain Talk who never thought about carrying a whistle.┬áMany know lots about technology phones, GPS etc but the simple whistle seem out of fashion! They are low cost simple to use and … Continue reading

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Headed home. Snowy Ossian and the Stag at Ossian a bit of a celebrity now after an article in the Sunday Post. Be aware heavy snow and wind.

Old age does not come easy and the Hostel was a bit busy and I found out that I was not booked my mistake. More of the club were arriving via Culra and some Munro’s. The weather would be wild … Continue reading

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