Category Archives: Expeditions – Alaska – Himalayas etc

40 years on – Some thoughts of a wild walk West to East Of Scotland 1977

Yesterday I was going to get out for a wander in the Cairngorms but despite being away early the weather was very poor. The mist was down as I drove to the Dava Moor and decided to come home. I … Continue reading

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The tale of  Teallach the two climbers and a snow hole in the Cairngorms

I once had a dog called Teallach, (the softest long-haired Alsatian you could ever meet) hefinished his Munros in 1985 and he had only twelve left for his second time around, when he unfortunately passed away. He had a life … Continue reading

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29 July 1980 – Mick Hernon RIP Pic Badile – Stafford MRT. A plea “If your climbing abroad please have Insurance?”

I was in North Wales on 29 July 1980  I had seen plenty of tragedy in the mountains and learned much of the effect that personal loss brings when  we lost one of our own Mick Hernon in the Apls. … Continue reading

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John Coull – Funeral information: Friday 16 th June at 1430 at Moray Crematorium by Buckie.

In Memory of John Coull Mountaineer,Skier, Expeditioner, Arctic Explorer, Skier, Sailor, technology adviser and helper to the old and young, party organiser and lover of the wild places and especially the Scottish Islands. RIP John. From the family “JC Coull … Continue reading

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Personal locator beacons a bit more information. 2017

  Beacons – A personal view I have been regularly asked what my view is on the use of Personal Locator Beacons, mainly by worried family members who loved ones go out regularly in the wild places often on their … Continue reading

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Great gear – Buffalo shirts and some memories of Denali.

I have an old pal a superb mountaineer Terry Moore who I have known for over 40 years, he is by far one of the best mountaineers I have ever met. He sent me a photo about his Buffalo shirt … Continue reading

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  Thanks for a great night in Blairgowerie Tayside MRT.

Last night I did a talk for The Tayside MRT at there new base in Blairgowerie! it was an interesting night and very enjoyable! I travelled down early and visited a few friends on the way sadly there was no … Continue reading

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