Category Archives: Expeditions – Alaska – Himalayas etc

Last day of February – it’s been a long month.

It’s been a strange month and the Spring like weather has helped ending what always feels a long month. Sadly I have only been out on the hills twice due to my bronchitis that is still getting investigated . This … Continue reading

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Well done Yvette on Kilimanjaro for the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children Charity. So pleased for her and her group.

On my way back home just passing a misty Loch Lomond I heard that my step daughter Yvette had summited on Kilimanjaro as part of a charity group . She was two hours from the nights camp and tired from … Continue reading

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RAF Mountain Rescue – Now and Then:​1984 to 2018 “Have things really changed​​ Willie MacRitchie:​1984 – trialist at RAF Leuchars MRT​2018 – WO MRS”

Now and Then:1984 to 2018 I was very lucky to been able to re publish this article by my mate Willie MacRitchie an Islander  from Lewis. Willie was a very young lad when I met him at RAF Leuchars in … Continue reading

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As we wait for winter: A land of blue skies, pillars of ice, no crowds Canada Ice early days – 1983.

1983 Canada Ice – The dream ice climbing venue. Koflachs boots and basic ice screws. As we wait for winter my mind goes back to some great winter days and a special trip to Canada.  A land of blue skies  … Continue reading

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A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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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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