Category Archives: Expeditions – Alaska – Himalayas etc

John Hinde another great character.

I was very fortunate to meet so many great mentors in RAF Mountain Rescue. John Hinde was one who helped me a lot and gave me so much of the history of the Mountain Rescue Service. John was a superb … Continue reading

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A great read “ The Bond” by Simon McCartney.

My pal Terry Moore had chased me to read this book, I was not disappointed what a read. The book was written years after two stunning ascents in Alaska. The climbs at time were so legendary that some believed they … Continue reading

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Cold Bivouac’s – what’s yours ?

Most of the bivouacs in my early days in these days the bivouac gear was basic. Orange polythene bags were the standard. This was the early 80’s a few on call-outs. My worst one was on Skye in 1982 on … Continue reading

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1977 – Off to RAF Buchan – 1978 The Great Blizzards.

Just as I was getting back into the mountains and I was enjoying life at RAF Kinloss. I had just returned from Iran on a big expedition, another steep learning club. Photo below. Then out of the blue I was … Continue reading

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Book Review “Towards the Ogre “

This is a review by a friend Adrian Trednall many thanks . Towards The Ogre by Clive Rowland Luck plays a part in everyone’s lives. It was totally by chance that I received a copy of “Towards The Ogre.” I’d … Continue reading

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Towards the Ogre update – Thursday 1st Sept at the Bandstand Nairn at 1900.

Exciting news for the mountaineering and climbing community as a brand-new book is launched. Details below and attached. THE EVENT Towards the Ogre by Clive Rowland Book Launch Thursday 1st September 2022 at 7pm Bandstand Bar & Restaurant, The Bandstand Hotel, … Continue reading

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Towards the Ogre – Clive Rowland’s

Clive Rowland one of the most unassuming mountaineers has at last publishing his book Towards the Ogre. I am sure it will be a wonderful insight into his life. Clive was a big help over the years I often bought … Continue reading

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Everest Summit – 22 May 2001 Tibet – Dan and Rusty on summit. RIP Ted Atkins.

Thinking of a great trip to Tibet thanks to all I love seeing the photos. The memories of a great bunch of folk the magnificence of the Sherpas . Than you all ! Especially the families who waited and worried … Continue reading

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Losing weight on an expedition.

I found losing weight on an expedition very easy. On our early walks across Scotland we could only eat what we could carry. There was little thought of nutrition in these days. Out hill food was porridge, snacks for the … Continue reading

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Sad days for Ukraine. Please take a few minutes to think of them.

I daily hear folk moaning about the cost of fuel food and many other things . Yet there are no bombs dropping on our homes. The news abroad is awful with a full scale war going on in Ukraine. I … Continue reading

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