Category Archives: Expeditions – Alaska – Himalayas etc

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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In memory of the life of Martin Moran.

This is from the Moran Mountaineering Facebook Page. In memory of the life of Martin Moran we would like to make a donation to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation and the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation work in … Continue reading

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Update 2 – incident Nanda Devi East. From the British Mountain Guides.

Many thanks to the British Mountain Guides for letting me post this sad news. Posted: 08.07.19 by James Thacker “The British Mountain Guides (BMG) are aware of media reports that the seven bodies recovered from Peak 6447m, near Nanda Devi East, … Continue reading

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Expedition to Diran in Pakistan Act 3 the Summit Attempt.

Diran is a big mountain in Pakistan just under 24000 feet. We had a wonderful expedition there in 1993. Looking back we were so lucky with huge avalanches daily. We learnt so much from this trip for the future expeditions. … Continue reading

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Diran Pakistan Part 2 – Moving up the hill, avalanches and near epics.

Diran 7257 metres orĀ  23948 ft in Pakistan was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Australian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful. It … Continue reading

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Diran – Pakistan 7266-metre (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi (7,788m)

Viewed from the Hunza Valley, Diran is a gentle pyramid and is considered to be the second easiest 7000m peak in the Karakoram after Spantik, although it has a reputation for avalanches. The Karakoram Highway runs up the Hunza Valley … Continue reading

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Tranters Round – and No Tigers in the Hindu Kush. Big Hill days.

With the long summer nights and long daylight this is the time of year for the keen runners and walkers. There will be a few out on these the “Longest days” getting these marathon days in. Scotland abounds in great … Continue reading

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