Category Archives: Expeditions – Alaska – Himalayas etc

29 July 1980 – Mick Hernon RIP Pic Badile – Stafford MRT. A plea “If your climbing abroad please have Insurance?”

I was in North Wales on 29 July 1980  I had seen plenty of tragedy in the mountains and learned much of the effect that personal loss brings when  we lost one of our own Mick Hernon in the Apls. … Continue reading

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John Coull – Funeral information: Friday 16 th June at 1430 at Moray Crematorium by Buckie.

In Memory of John Coull Mountaineer,Skier, Expeditioner, Arctic Explorer, Skier, Sailor, technology adviser and helper to the old and young, party organiser and lover of the wild places and especially the Scottish Islands. RIP John. From the family “JC Coull … Continue reading

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Personal locator beacons a bit more information. 2017

  Beacons – A personal view I have been regularly asked what my view is on the use of Personal Locator Beacons, mainly by worried family members who loved ones go out regularly in the wild places often on their … Continue reading

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Great gear – Buffalo shirts and some memories of Denali.

I have an old pal a superb mountaineer Terry Moore who I have known for over 40 years, he is by far one of the best mountaineers I have ever met. He sent me a photo about his Buffalo shirt … Continue reading

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  Thanks for a great night in Blairgowerie Tayside MRT.

Last night I did a talk for The Tayside MRT at there new base in Blairgowerie! it was an interesting night and very enjoyable! I travelled down early and visited a few friends on the way sadly there was no … Continue reading

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1983 Canada Ice – The dream ice climbing venue. Young unknown climbers, Koflachs boots and basic ice srews

Today my mate Nick Sharpe sent a photo of Mount Kidd Falls in Canada a route we did in 1983. This a steep ice climb protected by a huge avalanche bowl on Mount Kidd. Nick is a Mountain Guide in … Continue reading

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AGM Outfitmoray and Film Night with Moray Mountaineering Club.

Yesterday was busy of to Aberdeen to see Robyn and have lunch and a chat and the roads were fine but it was a raw cold and the hills are filling up with snow I would imagine. Then back home … Continue reading

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