Category Archives: Expeditions – Alaska – Himalayas etc

On way to Ben Nevis

I had a grand drive down to Glencoe today it was a superb day the hills were stunning! Snow was still high up on the hills but every thing was so green. This is superb time of year to see … Continue reading

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Lost pictures of the West Ridge of Everest 

Lost pictures of the West Ridge of Everest Many will note it is Everest Season just now and the usual media is full of the stars and the annual pilgrimage to the highest mountain in the World. I was very lucky … Continue reading

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The joys of climbing and walking that live forever in your memories!

The joys of climbing and Mountaineering. These are experiences that never leaves your memory? It is amazing the effect that Mountaineering can have in your life! Many climb / walk for a few years when they are young then get … Continue reading

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Every day is a special day ! The big hills are special but need patience and sound judgement!

Tibet – 2001 Base camp with a view getting the washing done after 3 months on the mountain. What a place to live for several months. This is the time of year many head for the big mountains for their … Continue reading

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The RAF 100 years old today – Happy Birthday!

I was very privileged to spend nearly 37 years in the RAF. I do a bit of public speaking and one of the first Questions I get asked is “how did you manage to stay in the RAF that long”? … Continue reading

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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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