Category Archives: Expeditions – Alaska – Himalayas etc

Ted Atkins – Eulogy

Ted at High camp on Everest. Eulogy written by Shona and friends. Ted was born in Newcastle, the son of a miner and draftswoman, and was brought up with his brother, Colin and sister, Gail in Nottinghamshire. This was where … Continue reading

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Ted – from Rushie

RIP Ted, thanks for teaching us all so much and leaving behind things that will keep us all going; explorer, adventurer, inventor, RAF Mountain Rescue, Top Out, freefall, Antarctica, Nepal, Balachulish, Everest, North face of the Eiger, fashion guru, friend … Continue reading

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Plockton on the West Coast two great days with special folk. Thanks

I have been over in Plockton again staying in the wonderful Station House at the railway station. My hosts were an old pal Lyle and Judy Brotherton and Byron the dog! The Old Station is now converted into a holiday … Continue reading

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Sad news – Mountaineer, Ted Atkins killed in the Italian Alps whilst descending Civetta in the Dolimites.

I received this from one of my best pals Terry Moore it is the call you do not want but that I sadly have taken on to many occasions. “Hello Heavy After speaking tonight I can confirm that TED ATKINS … Continue reading

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Busy day – Early morning cycle , then climbing at Logie head and then meet Johny Muir .

We are still in the heatwave and headed out early into a strong wind to get some miles done. It was a lovely cycle and by the coast I kept cool but it was still hot. It was then get … Continue reading

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Some Character – Born to live forever – Al MacLeod. If going to the Alps please ensure you have Insurance.

Big Al MacLeod I was asked for some guide books for the Alps yesterday and I mentioned Insurance to the young couple and gave them some advice of past ventures after about 20 trips to the Alps. Looking through some … Continue reading

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Great News Drone Assisted Rescue on Broad Peak.

It was great to see that the Scottish climber Rick Allan was spotted by a drone after he had a problem descending from Broad Peak in the Himalayas. Broad Peak (Urdu: بروڈ پیک‎)[2] is the 12th highest mountain in the … Continue reading

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